23 year-old Argentine striker Matías Suárez, top-scorer in the Europa League, has been linked to Arsenal recently. Apart from news reports building up over the last 3 days in Belgium, Philippe Auclair recently tweeted about an alleged offer from us for him (which he then distanced himself from).
Suárez, arrived in Belgium in 2008, and has worked hard to beef up his lanky frame to augment his considerable skill, and has had a strong 2011. Currently back in Argentina to marry his girlfriend, he is due to link up with Anderlecht’s training camp in Turkey by the end of the week as the Belgian giants prepare to return to action after the winter break.
For his part, Suarez has had just this to say:
“I do dream of a big transfer, but at the moment it is quiet. I want to be champions with Anderlecht.”
Auclair’s source insists that negotiations are underway, and with Arsenal being traditionally tough negotiators, and Anderlecht being a selling club, a deal might happen.
The rumour is serious enough to have been picked up by major national newspapers in Belgium.