By Chris Wright
That’s a Klaas-y jacket
Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool have all had their ears pricked up by the news that AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is seeking a loan move away from the San Siro. The Dutchman is seeking the regular first-team football that will hopefully secure his place in the Netherlands World Cup squad.
Huntelaar has been somewhat of a fringe player at Milan since joining for €15 million from Real Madrid last August and with Marco Boriello currently in such fine form, it looks like he may have to be content with his place on the bench for a while longer.
‘The Hunter’ was a reported target for Arsenal, United and Spurs in the summer but all three teams were put off by the large fee coupled with the player’s hefty wage demands but, as the 26 year old would be available for nothing, surely they may now be tempted into striking a temporary deal for the Milan forward?
Liverpool are also keen to recruit a striker during the transfer window and a cut price deal for Huntelaar would suit them as their much publicised financial woes may prove restrictive in making any cash deals.
I’d like to see Huntelaar tested in the Premier League. He has goal-scoring pedigree at the highest level and would be eager to perform with a place at the World Cup at stake.
What do you reckon – worth a (temporary) punt?