Arsenal have tabled an improved bid for Dinamo Zagreb highly rated midfielder, Marcelo Brozovic, according to the Metro. The 22-year old is rated highly in Croatia, and was one of the most outstanding players for his country at the last FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The Gunners have been on the trail of Brozovic for sometimes now, and may have decided to move in for him before other clubs come in for him. An initial bid said to be in the region of £5.5m – £7m, was said to have been rejected by the Croatian club.
Confirming Arsenal’s improved bid, Sky Italia reports that the club has moved in with a bid said to be higher than the initial one. However, it is not known at this time if this bid would be enough to convince the Croatian club to do business with Arsenal and part with their prized jewel.
Arsene Wenger is making serious efforts to strengthen his midfield this window, with reports from different media outlets linking us with a move for highly rated Legia Warsaw Polish defensive midfielder Krystian Bielik. Arsenal’s deal to sign Bielik could be announced anytime soon should all parties agree on a deal suitable to both clubs.
In the same vein, the Daily Mail is also reporting the story, and added that the Croatian club is close to agreeing a deal with the London club. According to the paper, talks between both clubs have been on-going since October, with Zagreb confirming that a deal of £6 million was received last Monday.
22-year old Brozovic could be used by Arsenal in a deeper role in midfield despite being more of a creative midfielder. He may not be the high profile signing Arsenal fans want as their midfield enforcer, but Wenger sure knows how to spot a hidden talent and may have spotted something no one else has seen in the midfielder.