Layvin Kurzawa

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Proof, Dec 10, 2014.

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  1. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Really don’t like us spending money on an injury prone third left back.

    The good players Kia gets us better be worth it, @El Duderino called this happening early on when the Edu to Arsenal rumours first appeared.
  2. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    More washed guys
  3. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Why do we need him? Unless the plan is to move on Kolasinac in the summer.

    I wouldn’t sign any stop gaps this January, season is dead and we have to carry these guys over to next season.
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  4. benjamin86

    benjamin86 Well-Known Member

    Seems like an agent story to drum up interest...
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  5. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Pretty terrible footballer. Clearly has other priorities. He's never fit and never kicked on. Hope it's an agent play, would prefer Meunier if we're targeting PSG fullbacks who are out of contract in June.
  6. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    No thanks. Horrible player with horrible attitude.
  7. BaZZe

    BaZZe Bitterswede

    He's a prick. Was made a mockery of by the Sweden U21 team under their entire 2015 winning Euro tournament for being a total c*nt. Pass.
  8. luigicalzone

    luigicalzone Active Member

  9. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

  10. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Established Member

  11. luigicalzone

    luigicalzone Active Member

    Arsenal are in advanced talks over the signing of Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa. The head of football Raul Sanllehi is leading the negotiations, with key discussions understood to be taking place today.

    The 27-year-old would be available on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer but Arsenal intend to sign him immediately and there is some hope that they may be able to recruit him without paying a fee.

    Given Arsenal’s injury situation at left-back they consider this deal a no-brainer. Kieran Tierney dislocated his right shoulder against West Ham on December 9 and is not expected to return to full training until March. The struggles of Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding to regain full fitness after prolonged absences mean Arsenal are aware they may not see the best of Tierney until next season.

    Sead Kolasinac has been struggling with ankle and thigh problems, which means that teenage winger Bukayo Saka is currently Arsenal’s only fit option at left-back. As a French international, it’s hoped Kurzawa’s experience will add much-needed depth in that part of the pitch.

    Arsenal representatives watched Kurzawa play 90 minutes in PSG’s 4-1 victory over Monaco on Wednesday night.

    Arsenal hope to do more incoming business in January and are working on three to four deals but do not plan on significant expenditure. They will instead look to utilise the loan market and free transfers, or (as in the case of Kurzawa) sign players with small fees.

    As well as full-back, they are expected turn their focus on central defence and central midfield. The decision to retain Eddie Nketiah rather than send him out on loan is likely to be deemed sufficient to strengthen the attack.

    Kurzawa joined PSG for €23 million in 2015, and has since won three league titles, three French cups and three league cups. He is well regarded for his technique and athleticism, and can flourish in the over-lapping full-back role Mikel Arteta has swiftly implemented at the Emirates Stadium. In October 2017, Kurzawa achieved the distinctive feat of becoming the first defender to record a Champions League hat-trick with a treble against Olympiacos.

    Kurzawa has, however, faced criticism in France over his attitude and a perceived lack of robustness. He has suffered a number of injuries including a herniated disc in his spine which required surgery.

    Kurzawa has made just six league starts for Paris Saint-Germain this season and has largely served as the understudy for Spanish international Juan Bernat. It’s understood his lack of playing time has factored into his decision to leave before the expiration of his contract. For their part, PSG reportedly believe centre-half Abdou Diallo is capable of providing sufficient cover at left-back.

    A deal to sign Kurzawa could leave Arsenal with a surplus of left-backs come the summer. It’s highly unlikely they’d be able to offer Tierney, Kurzawa and Kolasinac sufficient playing time in 2020-21. Given the recent commitment to Tierney, it’s fair to suggest this signing would raise questions over the long-term future of Kolasinac, whose Bosman transfer in 2017 placed him on a substantial salary.
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  12. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    First horrible transfer for Raul.
  13. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I mean we spent already 25M on Tierney why add another lb who is average
  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Atleast we seem looking for CB and midfielder
  16. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Even if not a fan of Kurzawa like the competition he brings... we could have easily bought a back up, old guy or kid.

    It not that hard to see him beating Tierney out for the starters job. Not very Arsenal like.
  17. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Kolasinac sold in the summer then.
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  18. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    I'm going to trust Mikel here, if he really wants this player then so be it.
  19. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Interesting. Theres no need for 3 left backs so Kolasinac must be off

    Suppose it's not a bad move if Tierney remains fit now

    Sell Kolasinac for a fee and sign a LB for free
  20. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Wasn’t he good for PSG when they first signed him? I remember him getting positive feedback initially.

    Kola is gone then. Probably brings around 20M in terms of fee, and his wages off the books too.
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