Arsenal to maneuver for cut-price Actual Madrid star in wake of title collapse: report
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta may repeat a trick within the switch market to deliver a Actual Madrid star to north London on a discount deal.
In the summertime of 2021, the Gunners signed Los Blancos midfielder Martin Odegaard completely, following a profitable mortgage for the Norwegian. Odegaard solely moved for round £30 million and has been a palpable hit on the Emirates Stadium.
Now, one other Actual Madrid star has develop into obtainable on a cut-price deal, with Arteta trying to enhance on his squad, which now seems to be set to complete second within the Premier League.
In keeping with The Mirror (opens in new tab), Actual star Ferland Mendy will probably be obtainable this summer season for beneath £20m – and will nicely be an choice for Arsenal.
The Frenchman has struggled to carry a spot down within the beginning XI this season, with Eduardo Camavinga and Nacho most well-liked at left-back – however he has loads of attributes which recommend he might be the form of full-back that Arteta want to work with.
At 27, Mendy has loads of expertise on the prime degree within the Champions League however has the benefit of being extra two-footed than the typical full-back, too. Kieran Tierney has been utilized in that place within the absence of Oleksandr Zinchenko however has struggled to adapt to the inverting facet of the position.
Takehiro Tomiyasu is arguably Arsenal’s most two-footed participant – and has been used as left-back every so often this season.
Present Arsenal No.3 Tierney might nicely go away this summer season with rumours linking him with a transfer to Newcastle United (opens in new tab).
Mendy is valued at €35m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).
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Arsenal are already being linked with a bunch of massive names forward of a season again within the Champions League.
Mason Mount is an choice in midfield, with Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic and Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby rumoured within the assault. Each Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Crystal Palace star Wilf Zaha are on the radar, too. Youthful stars are fascinating the Gunners, too: Vitor Roque may find yourself on the Emirates, whereas Flamengo’s Matheus Franca is being watched.
In the meantime, cult hero Mathieu Flamini has refused to rule out a transfer to purchase Arsenal.