Arsenal are reportedly ready to make a £10 million bid for Wigan midfielder Lee Cattermole.
The England under-21 international impressed during last season’s Premier League and continued his good form in this summer’s European under-21 Championships.
Former Wigan boss, Steve Bruce has been strongly linked with a move for Cattermole, 21, in recent weeks, with Sunderland willing to cough up £7 million. That is below Wigan’s valuation of the player and as a result has seen Sunderland cool their interest, leaving Arsene Wenger in the clear to make a move.
It is thought that Wigan are willing to let Cattermole leave the JJB if a bid of £10 million is made. Arsenal have money to spend after the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City last week, and with Wenger currently in the market for a new midfielder, Cattermole is seen as a very possible arrival.
I have to admit, I’m a huge fan of Cattermole’s. He is a Roy Keane type player who really gets himself about the pitch and I think he would be a quality signing for Arsenal. He is only 21 years of age and with the right guidance, ie, Arsene Wenger, I feel he could become one of the best midfielders in the country. I would be surprised if Arsenal are the only club to match Wigan’s valuation of the player, so stay tuned to Football Corner for all the latest on Cattermole’s future.