Arsenal to make bid for Athletico madrid star, Giroud deal complete by next week

Posted on Jun 24 2012 - 9:35am by TFN Reporter

Adrian Lopez

Arsenal are being linked with a £10million move for Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Adrian Lopez, according to reports from Spain.

Spanish newspaper AS claims the Gunners are readying a bid for the 24-year-old who scored 19 goals for Atletico last season. However, 11 of those goals came in 18 Europa league games while his goalscoring record in La Liga was a much more modest seven goals in 35 games.

Lopez – known simply as Adrian – has only been at the Vicente Calderon stadium for one season, signing on a free transfer after his contract expired at Deportivo La Coruna.

According to AS Adrian was watched by the Gunners on at least ten occasions last season

Meanwhile, Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud is set to complete his move to Arsenal this week following France’s elimination from Euro 2012. Les Bleus were beaten 2-0 by Spain in last night’s quarter-final and will leave their Ukraine base for France later today.

Giroud is expected to undergo a medical at Arsenal this week before signing a five-year deal worth around £60,000 a week. Depending on who you read, Arsenal will pay Montpellier between £10million and £12million for the 25-year-old who was top scorer in Ligue 1 last season.

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  • Kcosby

    he’ll complete his medicals ds wk,dn nxt Yann vila,i think there are better&cheaper right bks compared2 debuchy,pls vp think now,if ur r leavin do it now,otherwise sign up the backdated 130,000ka wk,so dt w’ll knw wether2add any of joselu,adrian,or even keep chamakh,then flamini is free get him,i prefer him2 sol,squilacci&silvestre.

  • duke p

    Giroud down then get a versatile defender. Maybe vertonghen. Flamini the traitor? Yea well jus maybe if we have no choice that is. However we need a holding midfielder to cover song. M’villa most preferable though he wasn’t all that at the euro’s. Let’s assume the injury then. Still we need a sub goalie and we’re fine for the title glory. Gunner for ever

  • Terry Matthias

    Mr. Arsene please get us IKER MUNIAN from Athletico Bilbao he’s an Arsenal player.

  • Uwandu Chrysantus

    With podolski in the bag and m’villa,Giroud close to coming in. I think Arsenal still need ά̲̣̣̣̥ creative midfielder of Ǧ☺☺ϑ quality.Arsenal 4 life

  • Uwandu Chrysantus

    Arsenal is my team, i wish the best next season!