Despite the transfer window in England being closed, clubs can still sign players on free transfers. The rules governing clubs in England clearly states that players that have been released by their previous clubs before the end of a particular transfer window can be signed by other clubs at any point in a season.
This is why many Arsenal fans have been wondering if Yaya Toure will be joining their club after the Ivorien’s agent claimed the player has undergone and passed a medical with an unnamed London club. Dimitry Seluk, Yaya Toure’s agent, tweeted the following on twitter; “Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”
The controversial agent went further to state that the former Manchester City and Barca star will not be joining West Ham and Crystal Palace which leaves Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Fulham as his likely destination. The bookmakers have Arsenal priced at 6/4 to sign the Ivoirien but do the Gunners really need him? You can use this Sign Up Bonuses link if you want to take a punt on Yaya moving to Arsenal.
Yaya Toure is no doubt a quality player, he is nearing the end of his career but on a free transfer and considering his wealth of experience in the beautiful game, he is worth a punt IF and only IF he is willing to lower his wage demands. But at Arsenal? I have my doubts. I personally do not think he has what it takes to play for Arsenal at this stage of his career. He would have been good for the Gunners if it was three years ago but he is now 35-years-old and unlikely to add quality to the current Arsenal team.
Aside the fact that Yaya Toure is quite old and passed it, he and his agent are well known for their controversies. And that’s the last thing Arsenal’s dressing room needs right now. Arsenal players are known to be mentally weak and the last thing they need right now is someone who is likely to upset the applecart.
Also considering he is reportedly on a £250,000 per-week and Arsenal said not to be able to sign more players than they did during the window transfer window due to a very big wage bill are unlikely to sanction a move for is likely to want £250,000 per-week or something close to it.
He will be best suited at Fulham and if you ask me, the Premier league new boys are in my opinion the team signing him. His quality despite his age will be a good addition to the squad of Fulham.