Arsene Wenger is keeping a keen eye on Lukasz Piszczek should the contract negotiations with Bacary Sagna go awry.
The Metro believe that Arsenal are seriously considering making an offer for Piszczek should they fail to come to an agreement with Sagna. Arsenal are in final round of discussions with Sagna but it is believed that the two parties are far from an agreement and if previous negotiations are anything to go by, Arsenal’s chances of retaining Sagna look grim.
Sagna is supposedly holding out for a lucrative contract offer amidst interest from PSG, Monaco and Galatasaray where he knows he’ll get the pay he desires. Sagna is 31 years old and this will be his last big contract and he is keen to get the most out of it.
Wenger, keeping this in mind is said to have made a list of alternative options, one of the names on this list is, Piszczek. The Polish international is an experienced campaigner and has been one of the most important cogs in Dortmund’s recent domination. He would be a good and experienced choice to replace Sagna and could slot into the team immediately.
It is believed that Piszczek can be gotten for £7 million. The Polish international is reportedly disillusioned with life at Dortmund and has grown frustrated with the team selling their key players every season. He is tired of the constant rebuilding phase the club is in and would like to try out fresher pastures.
Piszczek and Arsenal would make for an ideal union and all the conditions required for this transfer seems to have aligned themselves in Arsenal’s favour. All the manager has to do is, show initiative.
Although I think it is better we keep Sagna since his experience can’t be bought even if we can get a player as versatile as him ( Sagna ), I still think it is a good idea to start making cogent alternative plans ahead of the summer. This is especially important if you consider the fact that there will be a world cup this season and the prices of players are very likely to shoot up after the world cup especially if they do well at the mundial in Brazil.