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'Really good player': Rio Ferdinand raves about 'ridiculous' striker Arsenal reportedly want to sign
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'Really good player': Rio Ferdinand raves about 'ridiculous' striker Arsenal reportedly want to sign

Rio Ferdinand has raved about FC Porto striker Mehdi Taremi on BBC today – a striker Arsenal reportedly want to sign.

According to CBS Sport, Arsenal could’ve signed Taremi back in January as the striker was offered to the Gunners on a loan deal

Mikel Arteta looked to be in desperate need of attacking reinforcements at the start of this year, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of favour before he made the switch to Barcelona. 

Arteta’s men were left with just Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah for the second-half of the campaign. 

But A Bolavia Sport Witness – claimed last month that Arsenal are still one of the clubs that could be chasing Taremi’s signature in January.

The 30-year-old bagged two goals against England today though as his national side Iran were thrashed 6-2 in their opener at the World Cup. And before the game, Ferdinand was full of praise for the Porto man. 

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Ferdinand raves about Taremi 

“This guy knows how to score goals. He’s a bit of hybrid between a nine and a ten,” Ferdinand told BBC Sport

“He’s happy to come short or run through. He’s a really good player. 

“This is what I mean, if they get on the counter and in transition and chances do fall to this guy, we will have to be worried.” 

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Ferdinand wasn’t wrong in his assessment of the ‘ridiculous’ Taremi and he looked a real bright spark for Iran. 

Taremi has bagged 13 goals for Porto this season and opened his World Cup account against Southgate’s men earlier today. 

The Gunners probably could have done with a player like Taremi during the second-half of last season. They missed out on Champions League qualification to their bitter rivals Spurs and lacked real firepower up-front towards the end of the season.

But Arsenal fans probably won’t be losing too much sleep over it, especially now they have Gabriel Jesus leading the line at the Emirates. 

The Iran striker could still represent a good option for the Gunners though and would provide quality back-up for Jesus in north London.

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