Goal.com claims that Arsenal are lining up a move for Portuguese midfielder Miguel Veloso as a possible replacement for Mathieu Flamini, but may be deterred by the high price tag put on the star.
Rumours have strongly linked the London club with a move for the Sporting Lisbon ace, with many seeing the Portuguese midfielder as a direct replacement for Mathieu Flamini who left the Emirates Stadium earlier this summer.
Veloso is renowned for his superb technique on the ball and despite his style of play differing from Flamini Arsene Wenger believes the midfielder will easily fill in the role Flamini used to play.
On top of this Veloso is also very versatile and able to play in defence; a position which Wenger himself has admitted his team are short on.
Veloso is believed to be ready to leave Portugal for a new challenge, and a move to Arsenal would present the Sporting midfielder with his wishes.
At the age of 22 Veloso, the Lisbon star is just the right age for Wenger but, with Ã‚Â£16 million being the figure quoted in the press Wenger may see himself priced out of a move for the Portuguese ace.
Veloso is set to be involved in PortugalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Euro 2008 campaign, and the players performances in the tournament could also dictate the price he leaves for.
However, with other Premiership and La Liga clubs said to be interested, it is unlikely VelosoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s price-tag will lower significantly.
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why not our own KOLO toure for def mid?? comparing him with flamini.. passing abbility: almost the same technically superior: toure tackling abilities: toure (from his defending experiences) going forward: toure (much better i reckon) outmuscling opponents: toure energy level: almost the same heading abilities: toure passion for the team: toure and he used to play in this role before and has the experience to play at the top level and he rarely gets injured plus he has some quick feet too and has more of a footballing brains than flamini.. i think by giving toure this role, opponents will… Read more »
yeah….and who will play at the defense?toure is our best defender. So I think spend the money!!!
Try to by the player
arsenal must spend money for great defender. Arsenal need for tall man (big man) because alwals lose for air ball from right/left side corner. please buy like rio ferdinand or john terry… buy.. lucio from bayern munich and kolo toure can fulfil in flamini position.
where has it quotes of ‘arsene wenger beleiving he can fill flamoneys’s role’ thats bullshit he ant even sed that, i hope he looks closer to home for a def mid not abroad!!!!
Toure @ dm wil b so effective ithink the prof should note this.and why not cash in on ade and bring on villa. chek my dream team. almunia,sagna,clichy,gallas,kompany,kolo,rosicky,nasri,villa,rvp,vela
When will people realise that Kolo cannot and never will play in a midfield role regularly. The reason for this is his lack of stamina.
This is the reason he was converted there by Arsene in the first place. There is no point even discussing it really…will never happen.
**converted to a defender
I’m going to have to agree with Gun_1 on this one, Toure is not a midfielder and never will be. Next you’ll all be telling me Diaby will be a good centre midfielder.
oh man first off edukenya u need a reality check fabs not listed in your first team makes you look a donkeys tit n ur dreams are but the end result of the argument as to why it is illegal to marry your siblings and toure as stated earlier playing cm is unlikly just aint got the engine now his brother i was first championing this idea i am starting to sway a little and although he could fit i believe veloso would be a tighter fit but a great center back is a necessity along with nasri and maybe… Read more »