After a fantastic coup of Mesut Ozil, Arsenal are apparently front runners in a deal for a Romanian striker Ciuprian Marica who is a free agent and can be signed by Arsenal even after the transfer window closed. Arsenal are apparently in dying need for a forward with losing out deals for Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez. With the interest in Marica, they would be adding a first team striker who will accompany Giroud and add depth to their striker power.
Speaking to Romanian publication Prosport.ro, Becali, who is the player’s agent said: “He’s close to joining Arsenal, but we have to wait for the next week.”
Marica was released by his Bundesliga team Schalke and is currently a target for many European giants including The Gunners. Moreover West Ham are also be reported to pursuing the striker.
Becali was also found praising his client, stating the building interest of European sides in acquiring his services. He said: “Marica is a really great striker who has already got experience in western European football and so it’s natural that big clubs are eyeing his career.”