Dynamo Kiev manager Sergei Rebrov has issues potential suitors Arsenal and Manchester United hands off warning over Austraian defender Aleksandar Dragovic. The Russian side who are in Merseyside to take on Everton in the knockout stages of the Europa League are desperate to keep their prized asset.
Daily Mail have quoted Rebrov saying in his press conference, “You are asking about one of the best players in my team and I don’t want to lose this player. He is a top-class player and I hope he will stay with us”
In fact Daily Express had reported earlier that Arsenal had signaled their intent by planning to send scouts to watch the player. Dragovic was earlier tipped for a move to Old Trafford in the winter transfer window for a €20m deal but the versatile defender stayed put in his club. We had earlier reported that he claimed in an interview that such that speculations bounce off him.
Dragovic had said, “Speculations are already long but they bounce off me. I am not getting influenced. As long as there is nothing on the table…”
There is no doubt that both Arsenal and United will be more than willing to strengthen their defense in the summer and will eventually look for transfer targets. But it is also natural that the selling club will play hardball with any deal trying to get an upper hand in their desperate attempt to keep their prized possession.
The 23 year old Dragovic earlier had a brilliant spell for FC Basel winning the Swiss League thrice and has been in fine form for Dynamo since his move. In 2012, Dragovic was declared the Swiss Golden Player Award for the Best Defender.