The earliest ITK we had said he wanted one club and if it didn't come off he would stay so this is not really unexpected and just going to form. I guess a cynic would say it could be put out there to force Real Madrid's hand but I doubt it.
Actually this mirrors the Ndombele deal very closely, Ndombele's deal was delayed while Lyon got in replacements and because he was away on holiday for two weeks. With Lo Celso Betis are buying their replacements and the player is away on holiday, the only difference is that Lo Celso was away...
Arsenal will hope that at the end of the season Madrid still won't want him and he'll have settled at the Emirates and sign permanently, they might be successful and fair enough if they are, mind you it will tell us a lot about that club if he doesn't sign for them in that scenario.
I guess we...
Lo Celso dependant on GKN and VJ oh nooooo!:nailbiting: is this what the ITK meant when they said he wasn't dependant on Eriksen:whistle:
I can't help thinking there's a bit of Chinese whispers goingn on here.(y)
"Sky Sports News understands he prefers a move to Arsenal, rather than Tottenham, because of the prospect of more first-team chances."
That reads to me as "because Arsenal aren't as good as Tottenham"
But Rafa commited to us on a permanent deal.
The intention is to take off over the next five years not by the end of the next five years but this season may be a pause for the big launch next year, it's not a choice it's a consequence of building a title winning side, keep the faith.