Arsenal is supposedly eyeing up spending a small fortune on Luka Jovic, which may seem crazy, but here are three reasons why it isn’t.
The transfer rumors are swarming Arsenal, and there are three names leading the charge these days—Dayot Upamecano, Thomas Partey, and Luka Jovic. All three have supposedly had boosts in their possibilities recently, though it’s the lattermost, Luka Jovic, that still has questions being asked of him.
Not to mention a close competitor, as Ivan Gazidis is also trying to lure Jovic to AC Milan. This being the same Gazidis who is also supposedly losing out on Upamecano. I guess Arsenal and Ivan Gazidis may have parted ways, but kept the same scouts?
Anyway, about Luka Jovic. The reports have indicated that he won’t come easily, but that the Gunners are willing to stump up wages in the £170,000-£200,000, which would put him right up there with what Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is making now.
Arsenal should pay Luka Jovic whatever he wants… within reason
In fact, Jovic would only be making less than Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Mesut Ozil. The three amigos, and rich amigos at that, would be gaining a fourth.
Sound crazy? It’s not. And here are three reasons why we should absolutely stump up that cash. Starting with No. 3.
3. About that wage structure
We spend a lot of time talking about the wage structure at Arsenal and how it is completed wacked. So by that standard, adding a fourth player who will make gobs of money doesn’t just sound counterintuitive, it sounds impossible.
But keep in mind that if Modric is coming in, that means that at least one of Aubameyang or Lacazette is leaving—probably both. And Ozil should be on his way out the door regardless of anything else that happens.
Meaning that all we’re doing is swapping out three overpaid superstars—maybe two, for a slightly less overpaid star. It’s not perfect, but it actually does fix the wage structure at the club better than you might think.
On to No. 2.