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The new Emmanuel Adebayor’ – Lacina Traore | Mail Online

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a £3.6million move for giant CFR Cluj striker Lacina Traore who has been dubbed ‘the new Emmanuel Adebayor‘.

The Ivory Coast teenager stands at 6ft 8in and has caught the attention of Wenger after a string of eye catching performances in Romania, reports The Daily Mirror.

Wenger has stated he will have to buy a striker this month if Nicklas Bendtner fails to recover from a groin injury quickly as he is already without Robin Van Persie until April.

Theo Walcott is also struggling for full match fitness.

Traore has scored just six goals in 21 matches but Wenger believes he can help turn the 19-year-old into star – just as he did with Adebayor who he signed from Monaco in 2006 for £7m.

The Togo hitman was subsequently sold on to Manchester City for a staggering £25m.

Cluj president Iuliu Muresan has confirmed Arsenal’s interest in the player and said: ‘We have been in contact with Arsenal but have not received any concrete offer. Four million euros is the fee we are looking for.’

Traore has admitted it would be a ‘dream’ to play in the Barclays Premier League with the Gunners.

He said: ‘It would be a dream for me to get to play on a team so great. I have a chance there because Arsene Wenger relies heavily on young players.

‘It is sensational to hear Wenger is watching me. I could be a success in England. Even though I am still young, I have a lot of experience and a lot of ambition.’

Arsenal set to swoop for Ivory Coast giant Lacina Traore after unearthing ‘the new Emmanuel Adebayor’ | Mail Online.

Woot Woot! New Adebayor!

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    January 23, 2010 at 4:15 am

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