Celtic key figure wanted by ultra-rich club as £8m-a-year man makes decision - report
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is wanted by Arsenal as the Premier League club look to assess Arsene Wenger’s future at the end of the season, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the Gunners board will assess Wenger’s situation in the summer in the wake of Sunday’s 3-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
It is understood that Celtic key figure Rodgers is among the likely candidates being drafted up by Arsenal with Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, Germany boss Joachim Low and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta also on their radar.
The report say that Frenchman Wenger has one year remaining on his £8million-a-year deal at the Emirates and he has decided that he does not want to quit before it ends.
Ultra-rich club Arsenal, who are worth £1.5billion according to Forbes, are now said to be planning to have an “adult conversation” about reviewing Wenger’s tenure.
Football Insider verdict
Rodgers has come under fire at Celtic since they crashed out of the Europa League last week, with the bulk of it coming from loud-mouth pundits like Chris Sutton. But the former Liverpool manager has done everything that has been asked of him in his time at Parkhead – and more. He has smashed a British record undefeated run, lifted a domestic treble and took the Bhoys into the Europa League group stages. The financial situation is also drastically improving under him with the value of the playing squad likely being the highest it has been in the club’s history. Arsenal would be lucky to have Rodgers, but this means Celtic may have to give him an almighty pay-rise to see off the interest.
In other Celtic news, controversial TalkSport host Adrian Durham has claimed that this key Bhoys man must quit Parkhead at the end of the season because of Rangers.
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