Sought after midfielder Lucas Biglia has remained AWOL from his club Anderlecht on Monday evening in an attempt to force his move away from the Belgium League side. It is said that the midfielder is not turning out for his club under instructions from his agent, as the player desperately seeks a move to one of Europe's bigger teams.
Arsenal have been showing a keen interest in the 26-year-old, along with strong interest from Newcastle, Norwich, Fiorentina, AC Milan and Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports.
Tottenham have also scouted the player before and will certainly be taking note of the current situation with a view to making a potential move. Spurs Boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to add personnel to his own midfield and could well see this as a good deal for the right price.
Biglia wants to move to a top league in order to help his chances with his International team, Argentina. He has been quoted that he was hoping to have his future sorted out by New Years Eve and also stated that England and Spain were his dream destinations. Allegedly he has stayed AWOL since.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his midfield this month and rates the Argentine very highly. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew also seeks to add to his struggling side and feels it is in the middle of the park where they need some skill and flair to create more.
The World Cup will be hosted near to Biglia's homeland in Brazil and it is his ambition to feature in that competition with Argentina. He is dead certain that this will only happen if he is playing on one of Europe's biggest stages. He has played only 7 times for his country since 2011 and has struggled to maintain a regular place.
Speculation grows that a deal will be struck between Biglia and a European club any day soon, Arsenal are favourites to land his signature in the UK, but there will be stern competition from surrounding countries.84963