Cardiff City goalkeeper, David Marshall, is on course to become the most expensive goalkeeper in British football history, as a move to Arsenal is being negotiated. The Gunners have been quoted £15 million for Marshall’s services, and if the deal goes through, then it will easily eclipse the current record which was set by Sunderland, when they paid £9 million for Craig Gordon in 2007.
Arsenal are obviously very keen on building a squad with depth so they can challenge for the title next season, which they are priced as high as 10/1 for and according to GamingSites.org there are a load of bookies in which one can choose from to get the best Arsenal odds.
The fee seems a hefty one though, especially when it is considered that Marshall might only be second choice at the Emirates. Polish international, Wojciech Szczesny, is the current league number one at the club, and there exists little suggestion that that will change next season.
Marshall, a Scottish international, has attracted plenty of admiration following his heroic performances in Cardiff’s doomed Premier League campaign last season. At this point, the move by Arsenal is a tentative one, but should it materialise then it will raise many an eyebrow!
At £6 million over the current record, many fans will argue that the fee is outrageous for a Championship player, let alone a goalkeeper. But, Marshall has more than proven himself at the top level, and if Arsenal don’t sign him, then you have to believe that someone else will. The £15 million fee will look comparatively modest when viewed against the all-time world record price tag… Juventus paid £33 million for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001!