Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Huntelaar Again and Again and Again

It seems like the song by Nelly, Over and Over Again, prolific Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar once again has emerged as a leading target for Arsenal, according to News of the World.

The coach Arsène Wenger is prepared to cash out some money for a new striker as he acknowledges it will be very hard to keep Emmanuel Adebayor, who has tipped to join Barcelona, at The Emirates Stadium.The French tactician is a known admirer of Huntelaar after his 33 league goals for Ajax last term and is preparing an offer of €24 million for the striker, according to reports.

Ajax had put a €35 million valuation on Huntelaar but his limited showings at Euro 2008 (though he scored in his only appearance) lowered his price considerably. Still, the Dutch club have reportedly rejected a bid of €18 million coming from AS Roma.

Interest in Huntelaar is understood to be very high, with the Dutchman being followed by both Chelsea and Manchester United.He has also been a long-term target for Real Madrid, having stated to the press that he would be delighted to represent the Merengues.

Huntelaar is expected to leave Ajax in the summer after negotiations with the club over a new contract produced no effect.

2 comments:

  1. well, 18 mil seems high, he's not big and imposing, could get beat up in the epl. he's not got that much pace and his shot isn't spectacular. he's got some technique but he can't beat defenders well and doesn't figure for national team much. he's maybe worth 8-9 mil tops. not a top notch player, doesn't have premier athletic attributes and scoring in eri not same as epl.

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  2. I disagree I think Huntelaar has the makings of a fantastic player. He's goal scoring record even in a lower standard league is exceptional and deserves to be tested at a higher level! The money will be a sticking point as i feel it's too much but would a decent signing at a lower price.

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