Premier League destination for the Dutch striker.

Since leaving Ajax in 2006 Huntelaar had found great difficulty in securing first team football until moving to Schalke 04. Since 2010 he’s bagged 41 league goals in 69 appearances for the German outfit, 29 of which lead to the Dutch striker being named the Bundesliga’s top-scorer.

Former Liverpool striker Erik Meijer and fellow client of Arnold Oosterveer – Huntelaar’s agent – revealed to The Daily Mail  that the Dutch international is looking to depart in the January transfer window.

“According to information I have, Huntelaar will be gone in the Winter,” said Meijer before adding that Arsenal are his favoured destination.

With his contract expiring at the close of the season, the exit door at Schalke might be set slightly ajar early on, in order for the club to recoup some of the £10.5million transfer fee paid to AC Milan in August 2010.

News of his desire to leave Germany has fuelled speculation surrounding the future of Olivier Giroud, who seems now to have finally found his feet with four goals in five games for Arsenal. Whether the Gunners can find room for the two front-men is yet to be seen.

 

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  • Johnny Luken
    1 year ago

    Arsenal would be about his level if he wants English football (though its not really an upward step from Schalke). Henry on loan again much more likely imo. They already have Podolski, Giroud, Walcott and Gervinho so I doubt they’ll splash out on a big name…

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  • Spectrum
    1 year ago

    Huntelaar would be a great signing. He’s sharp, has great movement, and is a prolific scorer in both the league and for his national team.

    But under Wenger he’d probably be played on the wing, or otherwise wasted.If we had a competent manager who knows his tactics and can get the best out of players,then I’d be all for it.But we don’t. With Wenger gone,then by all means let’s go for Huntelaar .But rather than a team of stars, we need a star TEAM.On results so far, that hasn’t been, and still isn’t the case. And after eight years you have to wonder why. The answer is clear ; “In Arsene we rust.”

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    • young_gunnerz
      1 year ago

      Not sure you have a clue what your talking about. Wenger saw potential in Henry and signed him from Juve where he was a winger and made him into 1 of the best strikers the world has ever seen. Wenger took Adebayor and made him look like a star and so far no other manager has succeeded in getting the best out of him like wenger did. Wenger bought a trouble making RVP who was a winger who had fallen out of out of favor due to disciplinary problems and brought him to arsenal deployed him on the right wing where I beleive he scoed on his debut and in his 3rd game as well and transformed him just like Henry Into 1 of the best strikers in the world. Now what are you talking about sir? I fyou hadnt noticed we have a habit of transforming rough diamonds into stars because of wenger the big problem is we dont keep them but they will all tell you wenger helped them to achieve their full potential. Ask Nasri who is a big disappointment for City. He cannot replicate the form he had at ARSENAL. Ask so many like flamini who saw their names in the headlines and left because we made them look better than they really were and left and have fallen by the way side. Spectrum your an idiot. Everyone knows Arsene Wenger knows how to groom players into stars. We dont buy stars we make them. Even my Manchester United friends rate Wenger highly and some even more than Sir Alex.

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      • Chris Ioannou
        1 year ago

        Great points there, perhaps Zaha might be Wenger’s next young project?

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  • mihir
    1 year ago

    this is for the writer….
    first of all…this news has been doing the rounds for over a week now…i don’t know why you want to write what’s already known….i would suggest you write about if huntelaar will be good for arsenal or something like that…
    and secondly….
    “DUTCHMAN KEEN ON ARSENAL MOVE”
    i read the whole article….but i didn’t read huntelaar say ‘i want to join arsenal’
    so please stop manipulating the headline…
    it may attract readers the first time…but then they’ll know that the headline is never true…
    so you lose your viewership…
    this is just a suggestion….by the way…nothing to get angry and start abusing…!

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    • Chris Ioannou
      1 year ago

      Appreciate the constructive criticism Mihir. The article clearly states that information of his interest comes from an inside source close to Huntelaar’s agent, Oosterveer. The inside man is former Liverpool striker and fellow Dutchman Erik Meijer. I’ve quoted Meijer directly as saying that Huntelaar is on the move in January, and then paraphrased his comment that Meijer knows Arsenal is his preferred destination. Don’t forget that they share an agent, and agents and players like to talk, it’s only natural and human. I noted in the article that ‘Arsenal are his favoured destination.’ Meijer’s direct quote is ‘Arsenal are the favourites.’ As you can see there’s not much disparity between the two quotes. Also, this is a news piece, not opinion, and as I’ve just shown I’ve reported the news accurately. I hope that was the calm reply you asked for. But may I suggest that next time you not read transfer speculation with such mistrust. The nature of speculation, hearsay and ‘people talking’ is always going to be a kind of grey area.

      Thanks for commenting and all the best,

      Chris

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  • mihir
    1 year ago

    i appreciate that you spent your precious time in giving me a reply…
    and i agree with you…
    but still i feel that i don’t see anything that shows that huntelaar is actually interested in joining arsenal..
    many transfers happen with the players NOT really keen on them to happen..
    and meijer said that he has information to suggest that he will move to arsenal..but he doesn’t say that huntelaar wants to move….
    which i think was my point….cause if huntelaar really was interested…meijer would have disclosed that part too…

    apart from this….i am really impressed by the manner of your reply…and i’ll surely stay tuned to this site for further info!
    cheers!

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    • Chris Ioannou
      1 year ago

      Thanks for your reply Mihir. Perhaps he’s only keen because Arsenal are the best team on offer. If you asked him who his favourite team to join would be, he might say Barca or the like. But as you rightly said, if i’m correct in my assumption, transfers sometimes happen when players don’t have a huge choice.

      Anyway, thanks for your comments and I hope you keep reading for more Arsenal news.

      All the best,

      Chris

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  • mihir
    1 year ago

    anyway….i got into this discussion just because i am an arsenal fan and i would like huntelaar to join us….so i think you’d understand my curiosity..
    so let’s hope he does join!

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    • Chris Ioannou
      1 year ago

      Forgot to say, if you’re on twitter give me a follow – @chrisgioannou

      Reply
      • mihir
        1 year ago

        sorry….i am not…but i’ll follow your posts on this site..surely

        Reply

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