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Koscielny seems certain to sign

45 comments June 18th, 2010

What with the twin powers of Spanish football seemingly spending every summer wining and dining our best players, Arsene Wenger has cause to feel strongly about tapping up.  We can therefore assume that he was granted permission by French club Lorient to meet with centre-back Laurent Koscielny, who revealed:

“Arsenal is one of the biggest European clubs, who plays in the Champions League. I think it’s a good club to progress further. I do not want to miss this opportunity.  They have contacted my representitives this week. I met with Arsene Wenger, as did my agents. It went well.”

With personal terms already being discussed, I think it’s safe to say the clubs are confident of closing the gap between their valuations.  Lorient signed him for about £1.2m last summer, so anything approaching the mooted €10m fee would represent good business for them.  He currently wears number 4 for Lorient, so knowing our luck he’ll probably even be able to keep his preferred squad number.

With Koscielny coming through the Emirates’ revolving door, Mikael Silvestre seems certain to be high-fiving him on his way out, clutching a giant bag marked ‘swag’ after it was revealed he could earn £4m p/season playing for Al Jazira in Abu Dhabi.  I could think of better things to spend £4m on.  Like 400000000 penny sweets.

Gallas, Sagna and Diaby all started for France as they took on Carlos Vela’s Mexico.  Although Mexico went off with what could be a tournament ending hamstring injury, he looks likely to be hanging round South Africa a while longer than his francophonic team-mates, who crashed to a 2-0 defeat.

The World Cup has improved a fair bit over the past couple of days.  Best get back to watching it.

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