Should they stage a surprise victory over the Netherlands on Saturday evening, the immediate fate of the Costa Rica squad will significantly change for the better.
None more so than Joel Campbell, whose one goal and one assist in four World Cup appearances has seen him rise to star status for the quarter-finalists. Check out his cool finish against Uruguay last month…
Admittedly, the 22 year-old looks a decent player, further building upon his reputation from this impressive strike against Manchester United last season…
Furthermore, his Arsenal debut would likely have come significantly sooner if work permit issues hadn’t got in the way.
But convincing Arsene Wenger to sell will cost an arm and a leg at this moment in time. The Gunners gaffer has big plans for the winger-forward next season:
After three seasons out on-loan, Joel Campbell will return to Arsenal & compete for a first team place next season (Source: @bbcsport_david)
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) July 2, 2014
And considering Campbell’s most competitive club football to date has come in the form of a year-long loan with Olympiacos, he represents far too much of a risk.
A number of clubs are keen to take the Costa Rican talisman on loan next season…
AC Milan want Joel Campbell on loan if Balotelli goes the other way to Arsenal http://t.co/YV4AFmQFdM
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) June 19, 2014
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 20, 2014
Thus, Liverpool would be wise to wait another year before attempting to prize the Arsenal hotshot away from the Emirates.