Andrei Arshavin has the potential to be the next big thing, with clubs all over Europe taking an interest in him this season. He has just helped Zenit St. Petersburg claim the league title and UEFA Cup, showing bags of ability and big potential to make it in a stronger European league.
Yesterday, Arshavin’s coach has announced that the player is looking to leave the club in the summer.
“Andrei has told us that he wishes to change clubs,” he said. “At present, in the way of offers, it is quiet. The situation may well change after the game against Holland for the national side.”
Newcastle, Everton, Manchester City and Arsenal have all been linked to the player, with scouts tracking his progress. His versatility, enabling him to play as a second striker, winger and attacking central midfielder, means that it is about time Fergie showed an interest too!
Having just turned 27-years-old, Arshavin is hitting his peak, making it perfect timing to move abroad. If Ronaldo is to leave, and Giggsy and Scholes getting on a bit, a signing like this could be ideal for United. He’s also rather handy when it comes to freekicks, which would be useful.
All season he has been tipped to leave for around £8-10 million, however his stock has improved somewhat in recent months. If United were to get involved in the bidding, we’d probably be looking at spending £15 million for the talented Russian.
Not convinced? See him in action tonight against Van der Sar’s Holland and watch this…