Nikola Zigic has rejected 5 moves, wants England, claims agent

Milan Calasan, the agent of Nikola Zigic, claims he has rejected offers from five different countries. England or USA remain possibilities.

This summer Arsenal were linked with plenty of strikers. when Olivier Giroud broke the base of his tibia against Everton, those links increased.

There was a cluster of big names being mentioned. Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani, Nikola Zigic ... wait, hang on.

Yes Zigic, the former Birmingham City striker was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. The giant Serbian is a free agent after leaving St Andrews this summer. His agent confirmed the interest before Arsenal splashed out £16 million on Danny Welbeck. After that, Zigic once again claimed that there was indeed concrete interest, stating:

"Everything that you saw in the press was true. My agent was talking with Arsenal but they finally opted for another player [Welbeck]. We talked with them until the last days of the market. I am very happy because Arsenal had me on their list. I would have liked it. But big teams always consider several alternatives [before signing one]."

Of course if Arsenal are still in the market for a giant centre forward with limited ability in front of goal they can still sign Zigic. He remains a free agent, and his agent has now confirmed they rejected offers from other clubs after the collapse of the Arsenal deal.

Milan Calasan told Serbian media this week:

"After the failure of Arsenal we have seen that Nikola did not accept offers from Turkey and Switzerland, just as subsequently declined clubs from France, Greece and Scotland. Zigic is interested in England, he wants to continue living in the country and I understand it as he is settled. [However] Nikola can go to America, and whether he will go, will see in time."

So it seems as though Zigic has plenty of suitors, even if Arsenal did eventually turn their backs on him this summer. It looks as though he is open to an English stay, but the reality is he will struggle to find a club above League One standard willing to take a punt on him this autumn.

Perhaps following the likes of Emmanuel Pogatetz and Florent Sinama-Pongolle to America is his best option.

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