Following reports making the rounds that Arsenal ‘s captain Thomas Vermaelen accepted a move to join Spanish giants Barcelona, at the expense of Manchester United who were regarded as favourite suitors for the capture of the Belgian international with the Red Devils even going as far as tabling several bids for the player, one would wonder who Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be looking to replace the 28-year-old with after the Gunners boss had confirmed himself that he will bring in a direct replacement should his skipper decide to leave the Emirates this summer.
Reports in Denmark have emerged suggesting that Arsenal could be prepared to make a move for Liverpool’s Daniel Agger.
The Danish centre-half has fallen out of favour at Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers seemingly replacing him with the £20 million arrival of Dejan Lovren.
Agger has mostly been linked to his former club Brøndby this summer. With their chairman, Jan Bech Andersen, saying this about him,
“We will work really, really hard to secure Daniel but as he has also said, when he was here with Liverpool, the timing has to be right.”
But the Copenhagen club may have to face a battle with Arsenal, who are looking to replace wantaway defender Thomas Vermaelen. Who is set to sign for either Barcelona before the end of the transfer window.
The move would come as a shock to many, given Agger’s recent injury record and lack of form that saw him lose his place in the starting lineup due to Rodgers’ preference of Mamadou Sakho and Martin Škrtel as a centre-back pairing. Worringly, the Dane doesn’t seem to have re-found his form over the summer, having scored a last minute own goal in Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Roma earlier in pre-season.
Could Arsenal shock the transfer market by making a move for Liverpool’s Daniel Agger to replace Thomas Vermaelen?