With negotiations still ongoing over the transfer of giant Belgian midfielder, Marouane Fellaini, a delay in the final agreement has seemed to occur, as Arsenal are supposedly reluctant to pay the Everton star £100k per week.
With the player, viewed by most as crucial signing for The Gunners, surely Arsenal need to reach a touch deeper in their pockets and fork out for the midfield boss, so he can fill the giant hole left long ago by Arsenal legend, Patrick Viera.
Fellaini is currently believed to be on around a £75k per week contract at Goodison Park and believes he is worth the extra £25k. Comparing a game changer such as Fellaini to players like Ashley Young (130k per week) and Fernando Torres (175k per week) you would certainly agree he deserves to be on a six-digit salary as the two flops on their current deals certainly unjustify the payment scheme of Premier League clubs.
Arsenal have reportedly offered the number 25 around £90k per week. While still a sizeable amount, The Gunners are yet again falling into old habits by failing to stump up what would amount to an extra £160k per year. A somewhat minimal amount for a club such as Arsenal, especially after Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, earlier this month reinforced Arsenal’s position as a financial powerhouse.
Over the last 8 years without a trophy, Arsenal have lacked a dominating force in their midfield. With Marouane Fellaini, they would possess this. Teams would surely once again fear the mighty Arsenal with this Premier League-proven beast in the famous red and white.
So is Fellaini really worth £100k per week? Absolutely! If Arsenal finally break their horrid, trophyless run, then surely the high wages will be well and truly worth it. It’s about time the Arsenal board wake up and loosen their purse strings to enable the team to really compete for trophies.
Mulling over an extra £10k per week is something Arsene Wenger has had reservations about for far too long. It’s time for Arsenal to re-emerge from the dark ages and enter into the 21st century transfer world. A £100k per week salary for one of the Premier League’s best, is a positive step for the future of the club.