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Premier League transfer news: Eden Hazard almost joined Spurs, Real Madrid have 3 huge problems with Eden Hazard signing and more January 25, 2019

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6.21K   //    25 Jan 2019, 20:53 IST

Hazard option fading?
Hazard option fading?

Hello and welcome to the Premier League latest transfer news and rumours of the day! With the transfer market reaching its final week, it is now ‘squeaky bum’ time for the clubs who wish to make some deals.

So, without further ado, here is a look at what is happening in the transfer market tonight!

#5 Former Arsenal legend skeptical about James

Former Arsenal star Lauren is of the opinion that James Rodriguez might not be a good signing for the Gunners. The Colombian has been linked with a move to the Premier League as Bayern are unlikely to sign him on a permanent basis.

And among the clubs interested, Arsenal seem to be the prominent name. However, Lauren doesn’t think that they should consider a move for him even it is on a temporary basis.

“I’m not sure that Arsenal should be seriously considering James Rodriquez, even on loan,” Lauren said.

While Lauren does admit that the Colombian is talented, his inability to make himself established at Real and Bayern – coupled with his wages – is an issue the Gunners.

“Rodriguez has got a lot of talent, but the warning signs are there that he hasn’t been able to settle at either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

“He comes with a massive wage bill so Arsenal would have to make sure he was fully on board with the philosophy of the club.”

However, Lauren did admit that should Emery bring out the King James versio of the Colombian, then the Gunners could qualify for the Champions League.

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“Rodriquez has played in the big games for the big clubs so there’s no doubting his talent,” he said.

“If Emery can get the best out of him then he could make a real impact on whether Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League.

“It’s a roll of the dice.”

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