Arsenal boost as Barcelona needs to sell their targets before they can register new players

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to sign players from Barcelona this summer.

The Spanish club has some of Europe’s top stars and several of them have caught the attention of Arsenal.

The Gunners have been interested in the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet and Philippe Coutinho for some time now.

It isn’t a straightforward operation to sign players from a top club and the Gunners have been unable to sign any of these stars so far.

However, they have received a boost in their pursuit with Todofichajes claiming that Barcelona’s financial crisis means they have to offload them before they can register their new signings.

The Catalans have signed the likes of Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay, all on free transfers.

However, before they can be registered, the club has to sell the aforementioned Arsenal targets.

The Gunners are still busy in this transfer window and should be happy about this development.

They are still looking to add an established attacking midfielder to their squad and that could see them move for Coutinho.

Adding Umtiti or Lenglet to the Arsenal defence would also make it harder for opponents to break them down in the coming season.

Tags Clément Lenglet Ousmane Dembele philippe coutinho

20 Comments

  1. Some guy says:

    Coutinho? No way is he an Arsenal target. Obscene wages and too old.

    1. Gunners4life says:

      The way I see it, we are in no position to reject “castoffs”, especially if we want to improve fast. Like at this point who cares if we unintentionally helped madrid or barca. After all, we finished 8th last season and all I want is squad upgrade.. And with the Kroenkes not willing to invest more, the only way to try to compete with Man City or Man U is signing bargain players..

      I say we offer some of these players a season loan with obligation to buy if a certain clause is met (like number of appearance).. The only thing we need to bear is the player’s wage, and if it doesnt work out we can wash our hands off these players, ie avoiding willian case. Isco, Coutinho, or Pjanic would be an option in no 10 if we cant afford a no 10 signing..

  2. Durand says:

    Coutinho has been a busted flush ever since he left Liverpool. Umtiti is an injury train wreck; an English Winter alone is enough to see him out for several weeks.

    Why would any club help Barca out of their self-inflicted disaster by bringing in their undesirables?

    Let Karma do it’s work on Barca, it’s been a long time coming.

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      👍

    2. towny 254 says:

      Durand How many more defenders does Arteta want Why don’t he sign a carpenter to board the goal up problem solved

  3. Reggie says:

    And we think our club is run badly but (and i didn’t think i would ever say this) we are run better than Barcelona.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 What a pickle Barcelona and Real Madrid are in.😂😂😂😂😂

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      Reggie, it’s a close run thing as far is who is worse run; however Barcelona are still in Europe and they can still sell established players, without giving their youth talent away.

    2. Gunners4life says:

      We are 8th and no european football.. Yes they couldnt register their new players but they have players like Griezmann, Dembele, Ter Stegen, Pedri, all whom would are better than any of our players.

    3. Sir Michael says:

      Reggie We will follow if we are not careful

      1. Reggie says:

        We will follow Barca and Barca could also follow us out off Europe in two years.

  4. ken1945 says:

    Why would we want Barca’s cast offs?
    Aren’t they as bad as united, chelsea etc etc?

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      Ken, in most circumstances, I would agree with your general disdain for our propensity to recruit “castoffs”, but I have no problem whatsoever with us targeting teams in financial peril, if that enables us to get viable players on the cheap…of course, the aforementioned players and their suspected fees don’t fall into that category…fact is, for a team, like ours, with self-imposed financial constraints, we should be constantly searching for innovative ways to properly address our positional needs without breaking the bank…unfortunately that requires a certain amount of astuteness and savviness that our club appears to be devoid of, minus the brief period when we had Diamond Eye on the payroll

      1. Ozziegunner says:

        👍Reevaluating decision making:
        Sven Mislantat, experienced, widely respected, proven record to earn the nickname “Diamond Eye”, known to not tolerate fools gladly, wanted to be Technical Director/Director of Football at Arsenal; however he was rejected and took his expertise elsewhere.
        Edu, experience as an Arsenal player and with developing players for Brazilian national team, overall experience in UK and Europe limited in scouting, recruitment and player development, on “L” plates learning on the job; however appointed Technical Director at Arsenal FC.

        1. Ozziegunner says:

          With the transfer window running down and Arsenal to play Brentford on 13 August, Edu is apparently on a jet ski in Majorca. Maybe he is so good at his job and Arsenal is in a strong position, that this transfer window doesn’t need his full attention.
          Perceptions count!

          1. Sue says:

            I thought he was in Monaco with Raul?!

          2. Ozziegunner says:

            Sue, fifth holiday, but has changed location to the island of Majorca. Good for some. We are in lock down, because some idiots covid positive from Sydney came up to Newcastle (on Hunter) for a beach barbecue!

          3. Sue says:

            Unbelievable, Ozzie, it really is!

    2. Sir Michael says:

      .ken1945 it is not a question of buying cast off’s it a question of buying what you require Arteta is trying to buy a new team

  5. John Ibrahim says:

    most of them have a 12 months left in their contract….

    they would be free next summer

  6. Prof.Wenger says:

    No thanks!

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