January 13, 2013
Sky Sports have published a story this morning about long-term Arsenal target Lucas Biglia, and his failure to return to Anderlecht’s training camp after the end of the Belgian league’s Winter break.
Obviously, that would suggest that he and his agent are getting militant in their attempts to secure a move to a bigger club.
Anderlecht have issued a statement on the matter, and it doesn’t sound like this is headed for a terribly amicable resolution:
“The Anderlecht board have unsuccessfully tried to get in contact with Lucas Biglia and his agent.
Today the club has called in the help of their lawyers to protect the rights of RSC Anderlecht.”
Biglia may well be keen on a move to Arsenal, but if you were a fan of the North London club, would you – seeing this behaviour – still want him. Once a player has it in him to ‘force a move’ or convince himself that he’s owed a transfer, isn’t that just a red flag for how he might conduct himself in the future?
What would happen if his reputation developed at The Emirates and he all of a sudden quite fancied a move to Manchester City? It would be the same situation, just on a bigger scale.
Avoid him; this isn’t a ‘must have’ player anyway.