Arsenal man could follow Cesc Fabregas and sign for Barcelona

That’s right, Laurent Koscielny is the latest centre back to be linked with a move to the Spanish giants, to reiterate Barcelona want to sign Laurent Koscielny. How did that happen?

With Barca on the hunt for a new centre back, they’ve reportedly turned to the 27 year old Frenchman after being seemingly priced out of moves for better the better alternatives namely, David Luiz and Thiago Silva, to pick a few. The reported interest is only that at the moment, reported, but if the rumour whispers are correct he might be on another giants shortlist too, Bayern Munich.

So how’s it came about the once calamity and bungling centre- back is now being courted by the elite of Europe? Hand-picked from French club Lorient, his career in England hasn’t always garnered such high praise and interest, sent off in his competitive debut against Liverpool, in what was pretty much the last minute of the match. It didn’t get too much better from there on either in his shaky, at best, first season in the Premier League. The height of his low’s must of come in the form of that horror mix up in the Capital One cup final back in 2011, still in his first season, Koscielny still hadn’t grasped the fact keepers are there to use their hands, the mix up cost Arsenal a trophy and still are still searching for silverware.  

So again, how has it came about Barcelona and Bayern has are interested in the French defender? Well since his first campaign, his improvement has been evident, leaps and bounds and has seen him become an integral part of the club and a cornerstone of their defence. His performances in the past two seasons, particularly last season have seen his stature grow, so will yet another player be cherry picked from Arsene’s tree? Or will Arsenal be able to fend off the big guns once again?

By Michael King

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