Date: 27th April 2007 at 7:58pm
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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is to meet with Julio Baptista’s agent next week to discuss the player’s future.

Baptist’s Arsenal future has been cast into doubt of late as the striker struggles to find some form.

Wenger is also set for talks with Real Madrid over the fee of any potential transfer.

The fact that Wenger is to meet Baptista’s agent would suggest that he intends to sign him. Despite that the Arsenal manager insists that no decision has been made.

‘Nothing is decided,” said Arsène Wenger at his pre-match press conference. “I will meet his agents next week and Real Madrid a bit later.

“I won’t tell you now what I will say to his agents. If I do that now I can cancel the meeting!

‘I can talk to the player [of course] but whether he stays or goes I need to talk to the agent. If he stays we talk about what price if he goes then we talk about how do we do it.’

Wenger also confirmed that Reyes is unlikely to return to Arsenal in the summer.

“Reyes coming back can happen,” said Wenger. “I have nothing against that but Reyes does not want to come back to English football, he prefers to stay in Spain.’

 

23 Replies to “Wenger Set For Baptista Talks”

  • Waiting for Gunnerb to post here, but hes probably over at Manures board brown-nosing. feckin plastic.

  • Lol, I hope the Beast stays with Arsenal. I want to see him ajust to the premiership and show his fangs.

  • Same here… this beast is too good to be write-off!! Stay, I say, and make the naysayers pay!

  • Baps can stay, just dont play ever again. I dont mind him in the carling cup or as last choice striker behing Freddie Ljungberg (lol!) but not as this skilful, creative attacking midfielder he thinks he is. Fekin idiot!

  • Personally I’d like to see him taken on loan again till January, if he does well then sign him in January, if not send him back to Madrid.

  • well he done ok against cesspool reserves,so stick him in the reserves where he will find his true level!!!

  • this is one of the better news i heard so far… give beast some time and he’ll come good.. shevchenko who came in for almost 3 times the price is worse then our beast.. watch out for the beast this weekend.

  • Maybe the poor lad has been suffering from Mourinho vision eh! Maybe to Baps the goal looks bigger than it is, just like to Mourinho an 18 yard box becomes a 25 yard box. I just hope that it doesn’t get much worse for old Moron, else he’ll be expecting a penalty everytime a team kicks off!

  • I think Wenger is pulling a fast one here, the player is staying. There would be no reason what so ever to consulte his agent should he be going back, he’s on loan and if Wenger didn’t want to keep then he would speak to the Beast and let him know he is just going to let his contract run out. I think if the Beast goes back it will purely be because they couldnt agree on a personal financial package for Julio.

  • My thoughts exactly Rocky. Personally I’m still torn as to weather or not I think we should sign him but if Wenger think’s he’s good enough that’s good enough for me. There’s no doubt he is a world class player, he just hasn’t showed it this season. That said, Brazillians are notorious for taking a long time to settle in England.

  • i’m with you two blokes, if le gaffeur thinks he’s up to it, i’ll gladly settle for his opinion – he sees the guy day in, day out. And he does, to be fair to him, keep trying, even when things don’t run for him. Let’s hope that his more-midd-than-hit season will see his valuation plummet, so that we can get him at a better rate than madrid will no doubt try and flog him for… »»Arsene Knows««

  • That said simmy, i am very excited with the England x Brazil game. It’s a game i’ve been wishing for ages.How do you think the game will go?

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