The rumours surrounding Sochaux star Sebastien Corchia suggest that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are the two Premier League sides interested in him.
Regardless of Champions League football as a pulling factor, there is a very simple and basic reason as to why the Gunners could sign him quickly and easily once the transfer window opens up.
That main reason is the fact that Spurs quite simply, don’t need him. They have an abundance of defenders who can play in various positions which means it would be a waste of cash for them to go after him.
Corchia may well be one of the best young right backs in Europe at the moment but Spurs have a player in Kyle Walker who looks as though he is going to be a regular in the Tottenham and England senior side for the next few years at the very least.
Walker has been so consistent for Spurs since he first broke into the team that he looks as though he could have a similar impact at full back that Ashley Cole has had at Chelsea.
There is no reason to bring someone in to compete for his position and Corchia doesn’t appear to be the sort of player, ready to move on and become squad back up at any Premier League team.
There are also no links surrounding Spurs which suggest that a right back is going to be leaving the club any time soon. Bacary Sagna of Arsenal is likely to turn his back on the Gunners this summer.
That means Carl Jenkinson will be the primary right back at Arsenal, which will not satisfy Arsene Wenger and will only intensify the club’s attempts to try and sign Corchia quickly and easily.
As good as Jenkinson is and as well as he’s played so far this season, Arsene Wenger will b very reluctant to put the pressure of being one of the team’s back four for next season.
Arsenal will also be looking to make major changes if they don’t finish in the top four this season, which means new signings in all areas of the team are going to be very likely.
It’s for these simple reasons that Arsenal will be in the first position to sign him this summer, which is significant because he’s already said he’s looking to move on to a bigger club and a bigger challenge.
If Arsenal are at the front of the queue, as they should be because Spurs have no need to act fast, then he could well join them before any other side has been given the chance to talk to his representatives.
Would he make a good signing for the Gunners?