By Chris Wright
“Hmm, how many 5’4″ 17-year-old attacking midfielders does £45m get me”
According to an independent study that analyses club’s financial results, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be the most cash-rich Premier League manager during the next transfer window – with an estimated kitty of somewhere between £30-45 million to spend on new players.
So, let’s take a stroll into the world of fantasy and play a little game. If you were Arsene Wenger and you’d just been handed £45 million to spluff, who would you bring in during the summer?
Assuming all players are available for transfer and willing to join, these would be my hypothetical signings (and the price I would be willing to pay for them):
Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Sunderland / £7m)
Defenders: Vincent Kompany (Man City / £6m), Angelo Ogbonna (Torino / £3m)
Midfielders: Yoann Gourcuff (Bordeaux / £15m),
Forwards: Luis Suarez (Ajax / £14m)
Total: £45 million.
I’ve tried to air slightly on the side of realism, but don’t let that hold you back.
Reckon you could do any better? Let’s hear your suggestions folks…