Thought to be valued at some £30million, right now, Arsenal are doing their level best to retain the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Teams rumoured to be currently interested in the midfielder are Liverpool and Chelsea but Gladys tells me that it’s Spurs that have crept in with a low key enquiry for the lad.
At 23 and thought to be earning a ‘mere’ £70,000 per week, this wouldn’t be a bad fit for the Tottingham.
What’s amusing here, is that if Aunty Wenger wants to keep the Ox at the Emptycrates then his hand will be forced. To play him more often and to pay him arguably more than he’s worth.
There’s another underlying factor at play here, which Glad brought us via this blog, namely Nike.
Nike are are coming our swinging in the UK with their branding acquisition of Spurs and their next stable of Premier League players to promote the brand.
The Ox is a part of these plans. Perhaps a move out of the darkness and into the Lilywhite would suit all concerned.