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Eduardo Speaks!

Arsenal's brand spanking new signing has spoken about his move to the Gunners for the first time.

The move was confirmed by Arsenal earlier this afternoon for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old was delighted after completing the deal: 'I am excited and happy in the same time, also a very proud that I am going to play in such a big club.

Every football player want to play for Barcelona, Real , Manchester United or Arsenal one day and so do I.

I want to progress in my career, but it is be hard to leave Dinamo Zagreb after eight years.

I will miss the club, the guys...I will be back one day, but now I want to accept a new challenge.'


Dinamo Zagreb's president Mirko Barišić is quoted on UEFA.Com as saying: 'I think the transfer is worth €24m from the money Arsenal got after selling Henry to Barcelona.'

To me that sounds like a mistake in the translation, and he's trying to say that he thinks the fee for Eduardo has come from the £6.1Million Arsenal got from Barcelona for Henry.




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 2 2007

Time: 1:41PM

Your Comments

But...I don't get it....the name Da Silva doesn't sound very French to me...
Blue is the colour
...oohh that was a good one BITC. Is it Ken Bates school of (lame) humour you attended?
G4L
Neither does Lehmann, Fabregas, Hleb, Rosicky, van Persie, Gilberto, Denilson, Ljungberg or kiss my hairy rear end.
simmy8_2000
Mon dieu fellas, calm down...LOOOL
Blue is the colour
lets hope he was £4m not £16m, or we have a Bent situation on our hands!
gazzap
I would be surprised if the deal was 24 million but i'm willing to give the boy a chance, he could be huge. Good scoring record something like 70 in 100 games and 7 in 12 for crroatia.
Ozi Gooner
the fee is undisclosed but lots of sites claim its around the 5-6 million pound region.........ps....this guy seems like a gr8 signing !!!
HENRY`14
Some dinamo fans on 606 seem to think it was 6M pounds. He is a typical Arsenal signing. While the press fall over themselves to link us to all sorts of players, I just knew AW will pull one out of the hat. Well Done Sir Also fans should please not put him under pressure as replacement for Henry; TH14 was not built in a day!
TeamSpirit
The Zagreb site says that the fee was £6Million. I'll go with that one.
simmy8_2000
Like I said in an earlier post: we are a club with more class and dignity than most. If it's quiet around Arsenal, it means AW is working on a miracle... I hope he can shove a two-horse race up drogba's ass...
afri-gooner
It would be quite interesting to see Wenger trying to shove 2 horses up Drogba's ass..
simmy8_2000
sorry, not very classy, that comment. He looks like he's not going to be a big hit with the ladies, which is good: he can focus on the ball! not very classy once again, but I'm in a very happy mood all of a sudden!!!
afri-gooner
the most interesting thing would be to see wenger trying to shove 2 horses and a fathead Jol up drogba's arse ...
pratyk
on the other hand ... seems like a good signing though ... that goal against us at emirates was a good demo of his poaching skills ... so was the goal against england and the one against italy ...
pratyk
welcome to Arsenal mate,hope you score lots of goals
Babeasta
Typical Wenger straight 'out of left field'. That's for Kronke in case he reads this!
Emkay
good to see a signing finally done... are we sure abt the price tho'..?And has anyone actually seen him play?? I'm pretty sure that he'd be good.. but how good?
arsenalrulz4ever
jol have to battle it out with benitez for 4th place no no with fat sam for 5th haha..good signing MR WENGER you done it again..if a guy can score 34 goals in 32 league games in croatia league well he can score 20-28 goals in 38 games in the premier league...WATCH OUT FAT ROBO
fellow
if there is anyone people should be playing for is Man City we r going to be a team next season
durks de rover
Getting a bit ahead of yourself fellow. Don't fool yourself, he will never get 20-28 goals in the Premiership in a single season.
OneAaronLennon
Berbatov for £10.9 million OR Da Silva for £16 million??? Now who got the better deal, Spurs with Bent or Arsenal with Da Silva? Please, don't fool yourselves. He will end up being anonther expensive mistake like Reyes.
OneAaronLennon
maybe not 20-28 this season but very very probably in the next
mish
OAL, You paid 10.9 million for a guy that only scores in home games, thats why you needed to pay another 16.5 million to sign an average premiership player to get you goals away from the s***hole.
Ashburton Gooner
let me repeat it again here for pea-brain OAL. Da Silva cost 6.1 GBP. Shove the rest 10 mil up your Bent arse.
G4L
As I have just posted on the other article, the Dinamo Zagreb president maybe, just maybe, knows best mate!!!
OneAaronLennon
i think we payed well over the top for bent, BUT you just done the same paying £16m for Da Silva!! at least Bent is a proven striker in the Prem!....... Da Silva just dont sound as smooth as Henry does it again................... FOR BARCELONA!!!!!!! LOL!!!! YOU JUST HAD YOU PANTS PULLED DOWN AND THE RUSSIANS RAPED YOU!!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAH..........
99%TwIsTeD
LOL GOD IM FUNNY!!!!!!
99%TwIsTeD
He will actually cost between 6-8 Million, half the price of Bent. And with 34 goals in 32 games last season, I hazzard a guess that you won't be laughing so hard come the end of next season.
Rocky7
he was misquoted OAL so take your friend with 1% intelligence and feck off
G4L
Zagreb is in Croatia so I see the 1%intelligent has some issues with basic European geography. I wouldn't be surprised if he supported the sp*rs because he thinks they are a big club. Bah, irresistible attraction, as always.
G4L
can't wait for next season now, especially the derby at three point lane in september where Eduardo will net his first Arsenal hatrick :)..
luckys_10
Thats if fat robbo hasn't gained any weight over the summer. It'll be pretty damn difficult to score, if he's blocking the goal with his wide load.
tikabooson
Disgracful comment removed and reported [Edited by pmust]
99%TwIsTeD
i wouldn't be surprised if the guy meant 16 millions euros and got mistranslated coz i mean after Blue is the colour's best player drogba sayin "huh sumtimes i dive and sumtimes i don't but o i never dive" im not sure. so until arsenal announce im not gna comment on price.
daveh1990
lmao, aren't sp*rs lucky to have intelligent fans such as yourself? Obviously Robbo being fat wouldn't bother you unless you're the poor sod sitting behind goal whose view is blocked off by his jacksey. Anyway, keeping on topic; Eduardo, welcome to the fold!
tikabooson
same here. good luck to him.
daveh1990
'34 goals in 32 games' Wow,what *****in league was that again,good luck to the mighty brazillian/serb i bet you lot went 'YES' when you heard the news you'd signed him.Or possibly 'WHO'?
HATEtheGOONS
Can u spuds read. There is just as much chance of Da silva costing £6m as 16m although wenger wud never spend like that on a player from croatia so probz 6m. Bent is so average - u got completely ripped off. he is proven O.K - maybe thats good enough 4 u.
simon
guys i dont mean to be a buzz kill .....but seriously i ve been watchin videos of this guy and i think he is a replace ment fro ali/baps......defo not henry..but that said hu can replace him...neway i would still be very unhappy if we dint sign anelka/tevez/etoo........i wud prefer etoo/tevez the most.but anelka wudnt be bad either..........
karley
Whilst Da Silva was helping Croatia along to a 2-0 win by heading one in against a gravity challenged Spurs keeper Paul Robinson, Defoe was brought off the bench to try and bring England back into the game lol, and even funnier, Bent was a sub not used! I wouldn't have brought it up, but HTG seems to like knocking the so called, 'smaller clubs', or football associations. Have you heard of ASEC Mimosas HTG? That's where we got Kolo Toure. How about Beveren where we got Eboue? Halmstad, Ljungberg? Spurs, Campell? 8-)
flv
That's a good one flv
Joe_@**
Tell em flv, Biggy Jol is gonna feel a right tool when he sees Bent in relation to Dudu next season, robbed blind for a pi$$ poor sub standard striker that will never be international class (a la DeWoe)
nikolaijns
and for those slating the Croatian league, let me remind you of a player who has come directly from the same league and same club and proven his worth - Mark Viduka, or as his original Croatian name is Marko. I don't remember anyone banging on the Croatian league when he signed for Leeds, Boro and now the Toon. Where he comes from is absolutely irrelevant. Shevchenko came from Milan and did what? Morientes, Cisse, Kezman, they all came with a 'pedigree' of a good league and didn't settle for pne reason or another. Hopefully Dudu will enjoy his preseason and prove the doubters wrong.
G4L
*one
G4L
Here here G4L. While the Croatian league doesn't share the same standards as the Premiership, you don't score as many goals as he has by being an ordinary player. I've got a really good feeling about this lad, the same kind of feeling I had when we signed RvP...
simmy8_2000
I love all the spuds saying WHO? - Hm reminds me of Sir Alex going Arsene who. Well we will see. 6 mill Da Silva or 16 for Bent. I know whom I would want. In Arsene I trust and we are 10 mill better off. See you soon you spuds. Lets talk about top goal scorers at the end of the season.
themadafrican
I was going to comment on Eduado who, but i've become slightly more captivated by the number of things apparently going to be shoved up Drogba's ass.
-Kha0z-
This guy is clearly twice the player Bent is, he could score against us! And thank you G4L for using an Aussie to demonstrate your point.
Ozi Gooner
I am very excited about him and the fee is not 24 mil euroes it is £ 8 mil
afghenry
yeah its confirmed that the fee is 8 mill pounds...
HENRY`14
Am excited about this signing and if we could land Tevez whatelse would you then ask for. What happened to the Sagna deal
Zimbolicious
GUYS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS EVER DAVOL SUKER WAS A CROAT.I DUNNO WHAT THESE GUYS ARE SAYING THAT THE CRAOTIAN LEAGUE IS SUBSTANDARD
karley
It's because it is substandard. Pottentially a good player but it's too early to be counting his goals already
Phartman87
The Croatian league may not be the most technical league in the world but it's certainly physical so if Da Silva can cope there, he should be able to cope in England. I would absolutely love it if Eduardo outscores Drogba this season. I can't see it happening but you never know! Then Da Silva could shove the Golden Boot trophy up Drog's backside as well as two horses and fathead Jol!
adamski243
8 million will look at lot priceyer as soon as Da Silva realises that you lot are doomed post-wenger next summer! He'll do a runner too, with Fabregas. Never mind, there's plenty left from the 16m you got for vavavoom. Oh no actually there's not! By the way, funny isn't it how one year a player commits the rest of his career and the next he does one! Something must smell rotten in your house!
wayne king
yep, its the lingering stench of visitors like your good self!
Andy-bayor
Well said Andy.
adamski243
It's even funnier when they do it on a free transfer eh wayne?
flv
£8m definitely. The rest includes his wages over 5 years (30K a week). he can score against Robinson, thats all I need to know. If it was a contest between names Eduardo Da Silva sounds the business, Darren Bent sounds a bit nationwide.
gooner303
Is Wayne King really your name? LOL sounds a bit rude, looking at your posts however your parents got it spot on,
nikolaijns
 

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