According to the agent of the Romanian forward Ciprian Marica the player is close to joining Arsenal.
Should he arrive at Arsenal he would arrive on a free transfer.
His agent, Giovani Becali told the Romanian newspaper Libertatea
He is close to Arsenal, we’ll see this week.
Marica is a very good striker, a Romanian national player who has experience great football in the West.
It’s normal to be targeted by big clubs the more that he remained free after having concluded the contract with Schalke 04.
Marica has played for Dinamo Bucuresti, Shakhtar Donetsk, Stuttgart and Schalke although he only played 16 times last season for the Bundesliga side, scoring six goals.
The player is said to be looking for a deal worth £32,000 per week which would be more than pleasing to Arsenal.
I can’t say that I know much about him but I do know that some Arsenal fans will go a little bit potty at the thought of another free player arriving when they are screaming for a big name. It should, however, be remembered, that Arsenal will/should be replacing a number of forward players.
It remains to be seen if he is close to Arsenal or if this is simply agent talk. The report in the Romanian paper, however, say the 27 year old could join this week.
Ciprian Marica can also play as a second striker or a winger. He has scored 21 goals in 63 appearances for Romania. In his career he has 68 goals in 330 appearances.