Edin Dzeko plus cash for Robin van Persie?

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If Man. City were to offer Dzeko plus some cash (about £5-8m) for Van Persie, would you want Arsenal to accept it?

Wtih Robin van Persie now widely known to be on the verge of an Arsenal exit after announcing his decision to not renew his current contract, specualtion over the big transfer deal which will seal his departure has mounted.

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After netting 37 goals in an outstanding campaign last year, Van Persie has attracted all sorts of interests around Europe, but Juventus and Manchester City are reproted to be the serious contenders for his services.

Indeed, the latter club are looking to offload out-of-favour attackers in order to afford a place for Van Persie. And that brings about the question of whether Manchestr City will offer complete cash for Van Persie or – in a move similar to the Gallas/Cole deal – make a ‘player plus cash’ bid. Ultimately, the unsettled Edin Dzeko – who has fallen behind Tevez, Aguero and Balotelli in the pecking order – will be the man to offer.

So what if the blues offered Dzeko and around £5-8m of cash for Van Persie? Deal or no deal?

Personally, I think Edin Dzeko is a terrific prospect. Not only was he magnificent in the Bundesliga, he was world class at the start of last season (remember the FOUR goals at Spurs?)

His form only declined because he was not getting starts from Mancini (any played would). But he even half-won the title for Manchester City by scoring the vital equalizer to make it 2-2 against QPR on the final day. Dzeko would start for ANY team in the Premier League and at just 26 years of age, he’s still has more football to offer than Van Persie. Not to mention the fact that he does not have any ridiculous injury problems like RVP.

By the way, last season and 2008/09 are the only seasons RVP has ever lasted the entire campaign since arriving at the club in 2004.

In fact, I doubt City will be stupid enough to offer us the talent of Dzeko AND cash for RVP. But the only time we can strike this good deal is now – while RVP has not been stricken by some mysterious ankle injury or something

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60 responses to “Edin Dzeko plus cash for Robin van Persie?

  1. Not a chance, RvP is 29 with a poor injury record.

    if we Ciy, were to buy him and, I don’t want us to, 15 mill tops is what I’d want us to go to. I’d far rather we went for Cavani.

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    • You must be mad.

      It’s Arsenal that should be giving cash and RVP. What makes you think Dzeko would want to go down market anyway. They guy is ambitious and won’t accept the kind of wages you pay.

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      • He has already tried to move away. No player likes to sit on the bench and that’s whats on offer at City if RVP arrives so it would only make sense for Dzeko to move in the other direction

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      • How dare you suggest a move to Arsenal is “down market” you fucking ignoramus. Arsenal have class and are where they are due to skill and hard work, not a bloody great dollop of cash. You obviously have a short memory. One league title in how many decades? Get over yourselves, Man City & Chelsea ethics are crass and have turned the league into a joke.

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  2. If RVP is gonna leave anyway, why not. Dzeko is just 26, has a good goal scoring record and is as tough as can be. Like Giroud he is a good technical player too. Wow Dzeko, Podolski, Giroud. Sounds very appetising indeed.

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      • Wow… two seasons with wods of dosh and now every City fan thinks that they know everything. Just remember guys your team would be nothing without your Oil Billions. At least AW has built his empire unlike City who bought theirs

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  3. In my opinion,the deal is goodHe is tall and quick in the air and can link up well with the midfielders very well

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  4. As much as I don’t like Van Persie anymore, Dzeko Is no where near the same class as VP. I would prefer Fernando Llorente however that’s not gonna happen.

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    • Van Persie is not that good.

      Plenty of City fans think he is too old and think he’s just a smoke screen while City go for Mr X.

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  5. Anyone who thinks Dzeko is an unproven striker is a serial idiot. Not only was he magnificent in the Bundesliga, he was world class at the start of last season (remember the FOUR goals at Spurs?)

    His form only declined because he was not getting starts from Mancini (any played would). But he even half-won the title for Man. City by scoring the vital equalizer to make it 2-2 against QPR on the final day. Dzeko would start for ANY prem team and at 26, he’s still got more football to offer than Van Persie. Not to mention he doesn’t have any ridiculous injury problems like RVP.

    By the way, last season and 2008/09 are the only seasons RVP has ever lasted the entire campaign since arriving at the club in 2004.

    In fact, I doubt City will be stupid enough to offer us the talent of Dzeko AND cash for RVP. But the only time we can strike this good deal is now – while RVP has not been stricken by some mysterious ankle injury or something

    Come on folks!

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  6. Nope, 25m for RVP going directly to Fiorentina bank account and Jovetich heading to Emirates. By the way, who the hell i Dzeko???

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  7. I would deffo take Dzeko. I like him and if you look at the numbers he’s got a better goal/pitch time ratio than aguero. So yes please.

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  8. RVP – +s: quality, prem proven. -s: injury prone, no resale value, older than most of City’s other signings, available on a free next season.

    All in all I would bid £15m max. Dzeko gives City more of a physical presence up front than our other strikers. Personally I’d see RVP as more of a replacement for Tevez (i.e. an older goal poacher) with Balotelli and Aguero as the real cutting edg
    Dzeko is a quality player but struggled with confidence and rotation last season. Hopefully this coming season will see him grow as a player as his size and strength can change games as QPR showed.

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  9. Edin Dzeko isn’t a bad option for any team upfront at all. He’s definitely better than Adebayor and that ponce managed to score 18 goals last season for the spuds so I reckon if he’d be willing to take a large enough pay cut then the deal wouldn’t be all that bad. ONLY if it included Adam Johnson who I believe is a good but under rated player.

    Them two in a straight swap deal for Robin van Persie would do the job for me.

    van Persie’s broken enough hearts already this summer and instead of the club dilly-dallying around him, we should get the best possible offer from another team (preferably abroad) so we can move on with supplementing our squad for the coming season. Too many times we’ve wasted time trying to plead with our best players in order for them to stay e.g. Adebayor, Hleb, Flamini, Fabregas, Nasri and now van Persie. I say flog’em and bring in players who actually want to do well for the club and are in it for the long run.

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    • You live in cloud Cockoo land. Time you woke up to reality, and then you might get somewhere.

      If City have any sense they should offer no more than £8m or wait next year and get him for free.

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    • A striker we paid £27m for and who has scored at a decent rate + a £15-20 million rated winger for a striker with an iffy injury record going into the last year of his contract? have you heard yourself?
      If Arsenal get 15m for RVP then they will have done well.
      If they want Dzeko they will get a straight swap at the very best. And it would still be a fantastic deal for them.

      And as for lecturing us about the financial state of football, Arsenal have been one of the leaders in the change to concentrating all the money at the top of the game, not to mention a member of the self serving cosy cartel that was G14. It was all ok when Arsenal could afford all the top players, but now you squeal like stuck pigs. We just happen to have come into enough money to play you at your own game.

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  10. Plzz pple should tel…arsen WnG to accept this deal i can remenber some season, ago when adebayor soccer 30 goals. FcB came 4 with 10mpns plus eto. Mr WnG igore it this another opportunitie.
    A.S.G think whisely

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  11. As a city fan, I would rather keep Edin. Tim’s point highlight’s just how good he can be when given the chance. Van Persie has had his time to shine and is likely to spend more time in the treatment room than on the pitch next season. CTID

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  12. That would be a good deal, Dzeko is a classy striker proven in the Premiership. Those who rate him lowly forget that City is overloaded with strikers, making it impossible to accord each one of them enough playing time. Let RVP go there and see if he will play 75% of the games. What may be a stumbling block is his wages that may require adjustment in line with Arsenal structure. Dzeko would jump at the opportunity!

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  13. i honestly think robin will change his mind………dont see him playing for another premiership club

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  14. Dzeko plus some 6-8 millions will be a great deal. Dzeko is 26 now, a technical and clinical striker, good in the air, kinda fast too. In the other hand, Captain Vantastic is 29 and he got lucky being uninjured in the last season, incertainity of being uninjured next season. So, if Dzeko arrives, we will have a great players in the Attacking zone with Podolski and Girould already arrived, no need to think in that zone. So, as for me I will try to make it POSSIBLE !!! a big YESSSSS from my side !!

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  15. I’d take Dzeko for RVP no problem once it was a swap deal and Kolarov was involved aswell even if we gave them a few quid. Killing 2 birds with one stone so to speak.

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  16. I would like to dzeko in arsenal next season that will be a good buy for mr.wenger is stead of begging van persi…I see dzeko as a better replacement for van persi…

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  17. To me such an offer is not only good but splinded no manager in his right senses would refuse such a swap u guys should remember etoo/ibrahimovic who went on to win champs league for inter. If city make a mistake n offer such deal, wenger should not think twice but accept it with but hands and a thank u on top.

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  18. I would swap dzeko/5MIL for Rvp. Dzeko was once our target but the fee was too high so we did not make a move and i feel dzeko,giroud,poldolski and park would be more than enough for a strike force in the EPL but if thats not the case then i would take 25mil and get luuk de jong or andre shurrire as a replacement For rvp.

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  19. Who will pay his wages? The guy is paid almost thrice what RvP is getting now. We know Arsenal is not the kind of team paid their players like Kings, they better lose ten RVP than bow down on their wages increment demand. Any player dream of playing @ emirates must reduce their weekly wages to 80000£ a week or go to hell even if you are Messi. That’s Arsenal phylosophy they better made a huge profit & benefits shareholders than wasting them paying a player in the name of trophies.

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  20. Man City pay stracture is hard for any team to cope with, remember Adebayor Real Madrid & spurs wanted to sign a player but his wages is too much to offer, Teves is another player Mancini would like to part with asap but even the likes of AC Milan tell him Teves to reduce his wages & the deal is done. So what make u think Wenger is ready to accept the deal even if he is adamant?!!

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  21. I would take him with open arms. Wenger was in for Edin before Citys money put pay to it so Wenger does rate him. Hes strong he holds the ball up and he knows where the net is. One thing to consider though Cham would have to go as we are to top heavy

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  22. I agree, arsenal mamager must accept Dzeko, better dan propamatic injury Rvp. If arsenal have Dzeko and some money, whch arsenal sqaured forworders are complete, without theo walcot

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  23. Hello Fellow Gooners,
    what is the point in selling van persie,…i feel the club should hold him to his contract then let him leave on a free trtansfer,when it runs out.
    If we continue this trend ,giving in to players then who will be next ??
    Arsenal , according to the contractual situation are not obligated by law or any other means to sell van persie , accordingly, the club have the right not to discuss the issue until van persie’s contract runs out.
    We have to show ambition, keep all our players and strenghten the team more with 2 more players , as bartley has been promoted to the first team squad , all we need now is a proper def midfield and another goalkeeper.

    My point is , if we continue with this trend of giving in to players then it makes a mockery of us as a club,it will not look good after we lost cesc and nasri, i know many will say,collect 25mill pounds for him , but i disagree, there are somethings money just can’t replace.

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    • We mess with RVP and he’ll mess with you and you’ll be lucky to get 20 games and 10 goals the entire season.

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  24. If Wenger can do dt deal i wi b apy bcs Dzeko is a gud player,he also understand EPL dan Podo and Giroud and dis wi help dem 2gain 4him.Bt d prblm is d wages

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  25. edin dzeko will make sense in arsenal team. If van persie insist of his leave why don’t we get edin plus cash. The only thing that affect edin in mancity is that he did not usually start. But in arsenal he will find enough space to show us and the world such talented skill of his.

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  26. I’m a fan of Dzeko i’ll so hapy if i cn see him im da Gunnersphere,gud idea RVP cn be replacd by da ths strong combination f Giroud,Podosk n dzeko himslf.

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  27. It is a gamble either way . Wenger hasgambled and won and also lost so lets take it and run before the season starts.

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  28. No hope as Gooners good never match his wages. With all that has happened to the beautiful game (money money money) why would you waste your time writing this?!!

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  29. It will be a very good one, i like it bcos dzeko is a good striker and age is still on his side,

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  30. Well for me Dzeko is a gud prayer bt my question is can he adoupt arsenal style b/c u dmt pray like other english team bt i think dat is a good idear

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  31. Well for me Dzeko is a gud prayer bt my question is can he adoupt arsenal style b/c we dnt pray like other english team bt i think dat is a good idear

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  32. I’d take Dzeko all day long. Podolski, Giruod and Dzeko would be more power and clinical finishing up front than we’ve had since the invincible season.

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  33. GO 4 ZENCO. DAT WIL BE D BEST CENTURY SIGNING. HE IS STRONG. ACCURATE SHOOTING POWER . BETTER DAN RVP.

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  34. Isn’t going to happen because RVP has NOtTsaid he’s leaving but rather he is not resigning a new contract YET! Man.Shitty won’t sell anyone to their EPL rivals unless they don’t have a choice…and in this case they do so take a deep breath everyone and let this dog lie!

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  35. I think wenger should make a good choice and not to jump into conclusion,because d likes of dzeko dosent match RVP a bit let The big money spenders CITY,go shop for other strikers lie ROONEY,SANCHEZ,D.MILITO,HIGUIAN etc and leave our captain for us..LONG LIVE ARSENAL

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