Argentine attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez has revealed on Twitter tonight that signing for Arsenal would be a dream for him, and he ‘prays to God’ that recent rumours linking him with a move to Emirates Stadium ‘become true’.
The Gunners were believed to be closing in on the acquisition of the highly-rated 23-year-old after Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini last week claimed that the Argentine had snubbed a move to the Serie A side as he had already agreed to join Arsene Wenger’s side.
However, those claims were quickly quashed by the player himself on Twitter last week, when he promised to tell his fans that they would be ‘the first to know’ if he genuniely signed for a new club.
“I would love to play for Arsenal, it would be a dream for me! I pray to God that this becomes true”, Alvarez said on Twitter.
Doubts over the legibility of Alvarez’ Twitter account were also rebuffed by respected Argentine journalist Gustavo Cima earlier in the week when he confirmed that it belongs to Velez Sarsfield star. Arsenal are yet to make a formal offer for Alvarez.
Transfer movement is expected to begin for Arsene Wenger’s men when the window formally opens on Friday, with Gervinho already being touted as the first major signing of the summer.
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