One of the more difficult parts of the transfer season was – after many years of defending him- seeing local lad Danny Welbeck move to Arsenal. Fortunately the hat-trick he scored in the Champions League was something of a false dawn as young Daniel found goals as hard to come by as the Emirates as he had at Old Trafford. The latest transfer news may not be as kind to United as reports emerge that long term Red striker target Karim Benzema could be heading to Arsene Wenger’s side.
Benzema has been on United’s radar since his time at Lyon and it would be a huge disappointment if the Reds weren’t able to tempt him now the striker seems set on leaving Real Madrid. According to the latest reports- including a back page lead on the Sun, Arsenal are set to offer £40 million for the star which could prove enough to tempt the Spanish giants to let him leave.
It may be time for Louis Van Gaal to work his magic and try and get Benzema to a club that really deserve his talents.