Edu has the ability to sabotage Fabio Paratici’s January Tottenham transfer ambitions by stealing Franck Kessie in typical Arsene Wenger fashion.
Both north London clubs have been connected with the AC Milan player, whose contract is set to expire in the summer and he has yet to agree to a contract extension.
Spurs have reportedly increased their interest in the midfielder by giving him a deal worth roughly £8.4 million per season, according to Rudy Galetti, as Paratici aims to make his imprint in the first transfer window working with Antonio Conte.
Edu, on the other hand, can sabotage Paratici’s deal by studying Wenger’s notes and urging the player to join the Gunners.
Due to the familial mannerisms he would display to an incoming signing, Wenger was quite successful in signing players for the Gunners.
Many players who joined the club during the Wenger era have stated that a chat they had with the Frenchman was a major factor in their decision to join, and that the assurances he provided helped them to prosper at the club.
Mesut Ozil is an example of a player who joined Arsenal after speaking with Wenger and went on to become one of the best and most shocking deadline day deals ever.
Edu can probably follow in the footsteps of Kessie, who can sign a pre-contract with a club in January, avoiding the requirement for Arsenal to obtain AC Milan’s approval or have a transfer bid accepted.
Arsenal are in desperate need of a center midfielder to form a good partnership with Thomas Partey, who has failed to adjust to the Premier League’s fast tempo so far.
Kessie possesses the necessary qualities as well as the required experience, and a deal would be feasible because securing a deal for the Ivorian will not be prohibitively expensive, according to reports in Italy, where the central-midfielder wants around £146,000 per week, with the Rossoneri currently offering around £107,000.
The club has been given a further incentive to sign him because doing so would jeopardize Tottenham’s transfer intentions.
Kessie would be a fantastic addition, and it would be Edu’s way of proving that he is a better director than Paratici.