Arsenal want to sign Southampton battering ram Victor Wanyama this summer, according to Southampton battering ram Victor Wanyama.
The Kenyan colossus has savoured a great season at the heart of the Saints midfield, where he has played a starring role alongside known Gunners target Morgan Schneiderlin.
Former Celtic star Wanyama – 2/1 to sign for Arsenal during pre-season – doesn’t believe his French colleague is the only object of the FA Cup finalists’ affection, though, or so his quotes in The Sun indicate:
“(Arsene) Wenger has been talking about me and he has let it be known he would like to sign me this summer.”
The platform upon which Wenger has been undertaking said ‘talking’ remains unspecified, with no such intentions yet to be made public by either the north Londoners or their manager.
It would appear through his dubious claims, Wanyama is attempting to fuel a self-started advocacy of himself as a Champions League footballer, but he is urged to consider the fates of these fellow professionals who adopted a similar course of action in the past.
Just before the Senegalese schemer joined West Ham from Wigan on a free transfer in 2012, he expressed his opinion that were it not for divine intervention, he would’ve signed for Liverpool.
‘I met before Kenny Dalglish and we talked about next season but God decided to finish this situation,’ is what he told the Daily Mail.
The good Lord must’ve stepped in once more two years later when he saw Diame having an okay time of it at Upton Park, with the 27-year-old again convinced the Anfield club were coming for him.
“I think my name is still on (Liverpool’s) wanted list. I don’t hide it, I’m ambitious and I want to join a top-six side.”
With Brendan Rodgers wasting untold amounts of money on players even he doesn’t rate last summer (see Dejan Lovren, Mario Balotelli), it would seem Diame was incorrect.
He now dips his toes into the icy waters of the Championship from his precarious position on the Premier League fringes with Hull.
The French winger earned plaudits for his sparkling showings on the flanks at Newcastle, his first Premier League employers.
A big club move was quickly mooted, with the former Magpie offering us insight into those who had their eye on him.
“My agents are talking with Tottenham and Aston Villa,” he told L’Equipe. “I’m waiting to see what will happen.
“From what they have told me, Arsenal could also be in the frame, but there hasn’t been a direct approach from them.”
As it transpired none were able to snare N’Zogbia, with the snaking queue of Premier League heavyweights swept aside by the might of…Wigan.
He got his move to Villa eventually, but his role in the west Midlands is a negligible one at best.