After a season which saw him earn considerable amounts of praise, Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has today been linked with a move to Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is preparing to offer Fulham £8 million for Hangeland's services, however it is understood that offer will be rejected as Roy Hodgson looks to get as much as he can out of the Norwegian international.
Hangeland, 27, was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium back in January but for whatever reasons nothing ever materialised. With the opening of the summer transfer window fast approaching, Arsenal are likely to be quite busy after a season that yielded nothing in the way of silverware.
There is no doubt Hangeland has been Fulham's Player of the Year this season. Without him at the heart of the Cottagers defence this season, I think they would have struggled to secure that final Europa League spot. If and when (sorry Fulham fans) Brede does leave Craven Cottage, I feel Arsenal would be his preferred destination considering the fact he would get to play Champions League football next season.
Having said that, I would be really surprised if Arsenal are the only club after Hangeland this summer.
What do you think? Comments below please.
yes, i also think £8 million for Hangeland is really worth it, and i really hope the deal goes through!