FC Copenhagen starlet Andreas Cornelius has spoken out this week, amid reported interest from Arsenal and Manchester United. Sky Sports quotes Cornelius, who graduated through the Danish club’s youth system, as stating that it would be a ‘dream come true’ to run out for one of the aforementioned giants of the English game.
Arsenal and United have been alerted to the young forward following a string of impressive performances that have seen the Dane find the back of the net 15 times in his 27 league appearances this campaign.
His promise hasn’t gone unnoticed across Europe, with both Inter Milan and Juventus both expressing an interest in the imposing 6ft 4inch striker, but his heart is set on the Premier League. In a recent interview he told Danish website ‘bold.dk’: “I think that the Premier League is the best league in the world and I would love to play there.”
The hitman won’t come cheap however as he is under contract in the Danish capital until 2017, although player power normally wins the day in these cases. Whether either side is crying out for a raw and imposing striker is another matter, particularly the Gunners. Having acquired French forward Olivier Giroud in the summer, Arsenal may be better suited entering the market for a more diminutive, nippy forward.
Or playing Theo Walcott there, eh Arsene?