Just as the Times reported that Arsenal had opened official talks with the aim of bringing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to the Emirates in January it seems as if there might be something to the rumours which surfaced last night hinting that the player was getting ready to sign a new deal with the German club.
Despite a denial reportedly being issued by Schalke last night the German paper Derwesten is today reporting that Huntelaar will indeed now sign a new deal with the club. Were Arsenal’s terms that bad?
I think at this point what is very clear is that no-one actually has any idea what is going on with the player. He has been in and out of Schalke so many times in the past few months I’m surprised he hasn’t got whiplash.
The German website claim that the Dutch international is expected to sign his deal later this week.
While there is no doubting Huntelaar’s quality, many had questioned the validity of moving for him given the limited range to his game. Seems like this might not be an issue any more.