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Is Arsene Wenger looking to bring Tresor Mputu to Arsenal?

Apparently Arsene Wenger could be set to sign striker Tresor Mputu, if the Congolese international’s club side are to be believed.

Mputu turns 22 in December and it appears he is on his way to North London for a trial, as his club’s sporting director, Salomon Idi Kalonda is reported as saying, “We've received an invitation from Arsenal for Mputu.”

Currently playing for TP Mazembe, Mputu is undoubtedly one of the hottest young talents still playing in the Afrcan continent. His team reached the African Champions League this year and Mputu became the tournament’s top scorer.

He can also score at international level, having netted five times in his 10 appearances for Congo. Our video isn't the best of quality, but you can get an idea of Mputu's skills and it's good to see that he looks sharp, at least. And we can be certain he'll prefer Arsenal's London Colney training centre to his current facilities.

So, just how much of Arsene Wenger’s £70 million transfer kitty would it take to prize Tresor from the African leagues? Well, the equivalent of a packet of chewing gum, a set of used Arsenal strips and a couple of autographed footballs for the Mazembe Christmas raffle, that's how much...

OK, so in real terms it would be £500,000 according to reports, but you get the picture. Let's face it, it's only a couple of month's interest on the budget Le Gaffer has at his disposal. And the good news is that Mputu's country failed to qualify for the African Nations Cup, so he would be available straight away for the Gunners if Wenger decided he is good enough.

Mazembe’s Kalonda reveals that Wenger has been watching Mputu for some time and that the young striker would be keen to hone his skills under the French maestro.

“Talks began a long time ago but we didn't want to say anything before an agreement was reached,” said Kalonda. “We ruled out a number of clubs before choosing Arsenal."

What do you think? Have you seen Mputu play? Is he good enought to make the grade in the Premier League? Share your thoughts here

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Posted by Gordon Masson on November 14, 2007 11:28 AM in News| Players| Transfers| Video
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Yes, i think mputu is the right player for Arsenal to sign. surely mputu does deserve to be in a top European club. I am sure in about two or three years mputu will be a world class player

Posted by: merveille | November 16, 2007 6:16 PM

Definatly a great buy if arsenal get him... Arsene's working his magic again.

Posted by: lee | November 18, 2007 8:24 PM

Yes, Arsenal has to buy the guy coz he is good and he will bring the glory in the club

Posted by: Tonton Kuyenga | December 1, 2007 9:54 PM

Mputu is the right player to play with ADEBAYOR and van Persie.

Posted by: KIBIRIKA JEAN | December 14, 2007 9:38 PM

mputu deserve to player to great club like arsenal English people think his sheet but put him in the pitch and you will see just cuz he came from Dr Congo in Africa that why. his better than Samuel e too like former Dr Congo said

Posted by: malala kiesse | January 7, 2008 8:59 AM

i think arsenal should buy him hes the right player

Posted by: jmjmh | January 16, 2008 2:31 PM

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