Is this for real ? The most arch rival enemy want to trade player. The Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre was last night on the verge of an astonishing move to bitter rivals Arsenal.
An Arsenal insider confirmed: “Arsene has been looking for experienced cover for Gael Clichy and he knows all about Mikael.
Arsenal will expect to pay United around £750,000 for a player who moved to Old Trafford for £4M from Inter Milan in the 1998-99 season and will offer him £50,000-a-week.
This will be the first time in 12 years the two manager Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson traded player if this transfer goes through. Silvestre, who has made 361 appearances for United in all competitions, was granted a free transfer after failing in getting first eleven in Man United starting line up.
Arsenal with French influence is a perfect team to move.Wenger wants to integrate Silvestre into a defensive unit that already contains Frenchmen Gael Clichy and William Gallas. The arrival of Silvestre — if the transfer goes through — would also probably spell the end for Arsenal’s unreliable Switzerland centre back Philippe Senderos.