Much fuss was made of lifelong Manchester United fan, Aaron Ramsey, choosing to leave Cardiff for Arsenal, over a move to United. In the end, Arsene Wenger showed that he wanted the youngster more, putting in far more effort than Sir Alex Ferguson to secure the deal.
No doubt, the lad clearly has a lot of potential, however, the only football I’ve seen from him is his half hour cameo in this year’s dull FA Cup final. He looked good though and the fact that he’s had so many Premiership clubs after his signature certainly suggests he has ability.
However, we’re not going to be having too many sleepless nights over missing out on the teen, as thoughts of our league and European Cup double will be more than enough to keep us warm. Not only that, the fact that we’re looking likely to beat Arsenal to long term target Klaas Jan Huntelaar is something to celebrate. Ramsey who?
At the end of June, Huntelaar rejected Ajax’s latest contract offer, which resulted in countless rumours linking him away from the club.
Arsenal emerged as favourites to sign him, much to many United fans’ disappointment. He has been a player plenty of Premiership fans have been looking at for some time, taking note of his latest stats or video on YouTube. He seemed a bit too good to be true and everyone has been waiting for him to make the move away from Holland.
However, this week, the deal seems to be swinging in our favour, with Huntelaar admitting that he wants a move to United.
“I love clubs with great history like Ajax, I also love United,” he said last week. “It’s a club that makes me dream, especially as Ruud van Nistelrooy played there and did great things with them. I know certain English clubs are following me, like Manchester United, who are very interested in me.”
For the most part, United fans were excited to hear this revelation, already working out how we could fit him in to our squad.
Huntelaar’s representative, Arnold Oosterveer, has today moved to strengthen the likelihood that the player will be at Old Trafford next season, claiming that Huntelaar is interested in the transfer.
“For him, United is a club that is interesting, but unless a suitable club come in for him, he will be at Ajax next season,” he said. “We won’t speak to Ajax any more about a new contract because they wanted to put a new clause in it, but he has two years to go.”
The lad’s goalscoring record is incredible, averaging out at 35 goals per season over the past 6 seasons.
So Arsenal beat us to Ramsey, but given a choice between the two, both sets of fans could admit Huntelaar is the one we all want… and this time, the player we’re fighting over wants to play for us!