Monday, July 7, 2008
Zenit Rejects Barcelona's Bid
Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg have rejected Barcelona's bid for their star player Andrei Arshavin.
Zenit said that Barcelona did not meet their asking price for Arshavin, and therefore will terminate talks with Barcelona.
Barcelona's original offer was 11.8 million euro, while the second offer was supposedly around 15 million euro.
Arshavin has made it publicly clear that his dream is to play for Barcelona.
Zenit also said that despite rumors, no other club has made an offer for Arshavin. Therefore, there is no talk amongst the club regarding his move.
I personally think an offer of 15 million euro is a little too low for the caliber of player that Arshavin could become. He looked very good in the Euro tournament, and he is still young at 27 years old. I think an offer of 20 million euro would be a fair price to pay.