Marica has left Schalke 04 and is available on a free. The Romanian international has scored 21 goals for his country and would be a surprise signing should Arsenal fail to sign Luis Suarez.
“He is close to Arsenal”, Giovani Becali told Ring. “Marica is a very good striker, a Romanian international and very experienced in western European football.
“It is normal that he is targeted by big clubs, all the more so after he has completed his contract with Schalke 04.”