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Serdar Tasci's agent hints at Arsenal move

July 29, 2010
By Soccernet staff

The agent of Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci says his client has "huge respect" for Arsenal after being linked with a summer move to Emirates Stadium.

Serdar Tasci receives instructions from Joachim Low
GettyImagesSerdar Tasci receives instructions from Joachim Low

Tasci, 23, is believed to be a target for Arsene Wenger, who needs to strengthen his defensive options having seen Sol Campbell turn down a deal in North London to join Newcastle.

The Gunners have signed Laurent Koscielny for a fee in the region of £10 million and the Frenchman is expected to partner Thomas Vermaelen ahead of Johan Djourou.

However, the club are believed to be in the market for a defender and it appears Tasci would welcome the chance to move to Emirates Stadium.

Agent Uli Ferber told The Sun: "Serdar admires English football and has huge respect for Arsenal."

Tasci made just one appearance during the World Cup finals when he came on as a late substitute in the third-place play-off victory over Uruguay.