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Arsenal Reject Bid For Calum Chambers From Premier League Side

Ryan Sidle

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Arsenal Reject Bid For Calum Chambers From Premier League Side

It can become really frustrating as a fan to know your team are only a few million pounds short of completing a transfer but seem steadfast in refusing to meet the valuation. Will that happen with Calum Chambers?

Football transfers have always been such ridiculous amounts of money that we'll still scoff at Manchester City paying £50 million for Kyle Walker but forget a £4 million transfer is still £4 million!

Just to put it into perspective I would have to work nearly 211 years to be able to afford even the cheapest of Championship players in this current market.

Lucas Leiva
Lucas Leiva

£4 million won't even get you a Lucas in the current market. Image: PA

Now quite why I'd want to randomly sign a footballer despite not owning or managing even a Sunday league side is beyond me but it's not really the point.

But when our team is £4 million away from the valuation of a selling club on a player they want to sign we find ourselves shouting at social media, "JUST PAY IT ALREADY!"

That amount is exactly what Arsenal are quibbling over with Crystal Palace for defender Calum Chambers according to the Telegraph, with Palace bidding £16 million for the Englishman.

Callum Chambers
Callum Chambers

Chambers is wanted at Selhurst Park but not so much at the Emirates where his career has stalled. Image: PA

According to the report the Gunners are hoping to get closer to £20 million for the 22 year old, with the round figure the ideal fee for the selling club.

Initially it was thought that Arsene Wenger was only willing to let the young defender leave on loan again, having been at Middlesbrough last season, but that has changed.

Chambers couldn't stop Boro getting relegated last season. Image: PA

The former Southampton defender joined the Gunners for £16 million in 2014 and was highly regarded but his confidence and an inability to find a permanent position has seen him suffer.

But he impressed at Boro, despite their relegation, and at the European under 21 Championships this summer where England lost in the semi-final against Germany.

Will the £4 million get in the way? Until the deal is done it could feel like 211 years for Palace fans.

Topics: Arsenal, Crystal Palace

Ryan Sidle
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