It was recently reported very strongly that Arsenal are done with another signing of a free agent on a free, this time the Romanian international Ciprian Marica. But with subject to some mysterious things Arsenal are losing out their target to their arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Romanian hitman Ciprian Marica is set to snub Arsenal and West Ham advances to join Andre Villas-Boas’s new-look Tottenham side. Marica, capped 60 times by Romania, is looking for a £60,000-a-week three-year deal at White Hart Lane.
After blowing the £86m Gareth Bale cash on stars like Brazilian Paulinho and Spain’s Roberto Soldado, Villas-Boas can net the 28-year-old for free because Marica had his contract with German outfit Schalke terminated a year early at the end of last season.
His club CV is impressive, playing for Shakhtar Donetsk and Stuttgart in a wandering career around Europe over the past decade with also some solid performances for his National Club.
It is interesting to see why Spurs are moving for a striker who is not European quality. But losing out a target by Tottenham will hurt Gunners big time. Especially when his agent revealed that he is close to Arsenal’s move.