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Transfer Truth: The Truth on Salvio to Arsenal

Posted on Jul 24th, 2013 by Araz Heydariyehzadeh

The latest mage money player to be linked to Arsenal is £30m rated Porto winger Eduardo Salvio, who by all accounts has the potential to be a spectacular player.

Salvio: Transfer Truth: 10%
As much as we'd love to tell you Arsenal are about to be linked to yet another potential super star who they ultimately struggle to sign we can spare you the heart ache and tell you right now that as it stands there is little to no truth to this one.

The story originates abroad, having been reported in Portugal by The Record and then spreading from there across the waters to the UK where the Daily Star suggest only that Arsenal are "pondering" a bid for the 23 year old Argentine.

When the even The Daily Star can only commit to pondering then you know the story doesn't hold much water. The only other source to pick up this story was The Guardian who mentioned it only in highly mocking tones so we're calling foul on this one.

No Logic
We can't even draft in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of transfer rumour time for a last minute logical saviour of this rumour. With the player having 4 years remaining on his contract, and Arsenal already possessing Theo Walcott, Podolski, Cazorla, Chamberlain and a number of other players who can ply their trade down Salvio's preferred right hand flank we just can't see how it would make sense to spend anywhere near £30m on 23 year old winger when the same money could bring the much higher priority of Higuain, who's transfer has apparently hit a snag because Arsenal are unwilling to make the required £30m bid for his services.

Truth-o-meter
With only the Daily Star reporting this story, and with there being no logically sensible reason why Arsenal would be pondering a move for a supposedly £30m rated winger we're giving this a truth rating of just 10% and a 5% chance that Salvio could be on his way to Arsenal.

Likeliness of Signing: 5%
Fit at Club: 65%


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