Arsenal’s forgotten man Park Chu-Young has been told that he can leave the club if he finds a suitor by 23:00 (GMT) tonight.
French side Nantes are leading the chase for the South Korean striker who has played just 13 minutes of first team football this season after coming on as a late substitute in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.
Chu-Young, who earns in the region of £45,000-per-week, is desperate for regular first team football ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with Korean national team manager Hong Myung-bo recently saying that the 28-year-old needs more game time.
“It is true that Chu-young has not been able to maintain the best feel of the game because he hasn’t been playing (often) for his club”, admitted Myung-Bo.
“But a player who can act as a psychological leader among the players will help the team greatly, and in my opinion, Chu-young can do that.”
Park joined Arsenal on the last day of the summer transfer window in 2011 but has made just six appearances during his two year stay at the club, scoring his only goal against Bolton in the League Cup.
Gunners executives went as far as writing off £5.5million in their accounts to cover the wages of the transfer flop.
If the former Monaco man fails to find a new club by transfer deadline day, it’s expected that he’ll be forced to continue training with the first team until the transfer window reopens in the summer.
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