Loan Deal Price Put On Joel Campbell’s Head
In recent days, it was claimed that AC Milan wanted Joel Campbell as part of the deal that could potentially take Mario Balotelli to the Emirates, but it now it looks a loan arrangement is still the most likely route for the striker once again this coming season.
The Turkish media are reporting that Galatasaray have been quoted a figure of 1m Euros (around £800,000) to loan Campbell for the coming season, with Arsene Wenger seeing the Costa Rican striker as still a potential long-term asset for Arsenal.
AC Milan are favourites to take the striker on loan whether Balotelli moves or not, while after the loan success of Loic Remy last season, Newcastle United are also said to be keen on taking Campbell on loan in their desperation for a credible goalscoring option – especially one that doesn’t tie Mike Ashley into a costly long-term arangement. The £800,000 one year option would prove even better value than the £2m Ashley paid QPR for Remy – if Campbell delivered goals.
Campbell has been at the Emirates for two and a half years after moving from Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa, however he has been almost permanently out on loan ever since.
The striker won the Greek domestic league with Olympiakos and also excelled in the Champions League, narrowly going out to Manchester United with Campbell starting both legs of that tie.
A versatile striker who can also play wide, back in March the now twenty two year old Campbell said about his future;
“I don’t know what will happen with Arsenal, I have two years left of my contract and they’ll decide what will happen.”
Having been one of the hits of the World Cup in Brazil, Campbell definitely looks a forward who could potentially do a very good job in the Premier League.
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