Arsenal’s first team coach rejects Vrsaljko rumour
Arsenal won’t be signing Dinamo Zagreb defender Sime Vrsaljko in the January transfer window after his manager confirmed that the 19-year-old won’t be leaving the club.
The highly-rated defender has caught the attention of Manchester United in the past but reports in Croatia suggested that Arsene Wenger could be set to make an offer for the Croat before the end of the month.
Vrsaljko carries a hefty price-tag of £15million after previous interest from Manchester United and Tottenham, but his value is put down to his versatility. However, Arsenal’s first team coach Boro Primorac admitted that a move was never likely to be on the cards due to Zagreb’s valuation of the player.
“There is no way that Wenger would pay 15 or 18 million euros for a player of 19 years. It is too much money”, Primorac told 24Sata.hr
Meanwhile, Dinamo coach Vahid Halilhodzic has also denied that Vrsaljko would be leaving the club, telling the Croatian media that he “will go when the time comes”.
“Who would not love to play in such big clubs. There is time for him, he will go when the time comes”.
Speculation has been mounting on Arsenal’s attempts to bring in a defender for the remainder of the season, but any move for players was quashed by Wenger after Tuesday night’s Carling Cup win when he said he’d ‘be surprised if anything happened.’