Arsenal considers £40m midfielder as an alternative to Tielemans

Arsenal wants RC Lens’ Seko Fofana as they continue to look for a new midfielder to bolster their squad.

The Gunners remain busy in this transfer market despite already bolstering their squad with some very fine players.

Their midfield needs at least one more player and they have been linked with a move for Youri Tielemans for a long time.

The Belgian has entered the final year of his Leicester City contract and he wants out.

However, the Foxes continue to keep him by demanding a huge fee.

Many of his suitors have turned their attention to other players and Arsenal wants Fofana.

Mirror Football reports that they see him as an ideal alternative, but he will not come cheap.

Lens knows the Gunners and other clubs want to sign him and they have set an asking price worth £40m on his head.

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Fofana has proven to be a top player for some time and he looks destined to play for a bigger team soon.

If we can add him to our squad now, it would be good, but we could also wait until the end of this season.

The danger in that is that another club could move faster and add him to their squad in this window.

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20 Comments

  1. Should concenttaye on gettimg Tielemans he at least knows the Premier league We are two years down the line with Partey and he has not been a good signing so far plud theres a doubt hanging over him too Artets is doing a good job but we need Tielemans and Gakpo or if not Gakpo an alternative forward to bolster the squad Despite his form. In pre season i still hzve doubts over Jesus getting enough goals whilst Nketiah still not good enough against the bigger teams

    1. if you have doubts over Partey why are you brining up Tielemans who is not a 6. He’s been known to be quite lazy sometimes in fact.

  2. Our midfield is still light without Partey IMO. We need more depth. Elneny is ok for one or two games but not good enough to cover for Partey for longer absences like late last season. Is Tielemans the player who can replace Partey? One way or another we need another midfield player who can cover for Partey more than we need another winger (unless Pepe leaves)

  3. £40 million is totally unrealistic,even as a starting price,
    We would be better off waiting until his contract runs out and taking him for free!
    He has less than a year to go!
    Over to you Liecester rethink quick,try £20.000.000

  4. 40m is outrageous, I guess it’s agents trying to make as much noise as possible,
    He seems okay, fast with quick feet, I believe Arteta knows we need a versatile CDM/CM who’s strong and fast,
    Let’s just hope Arteta and Edu complete the puzzle, they’ve really impressed us with the signings, I just hope the mysterious WF is strong and can play CM also.

  5. This guy has a presence, would bring much muscle and physicality to our midfield.

    Tielemans is not the answer there is an abundance of midfielders available let’s go for one that would improve our team instantly, Savic , Lucas Paqqueta, Fabian Ruiz and even Frankie de Jong

  6. I’m happy that transfers are all being kept upnder wraps atm.

    The so-called transfer “experts” are a bit like people doing a seance – they state the obvious.

    Any player with less than 2 years on their contract gets linked with any club that seems to need someone who plays in that position.

    Look at the Vieira transfer – came out of the blue, no-one predicted it. What that tells me is that the Arsenal transfer team doesn’t have a problem with some insider providing transfer web sites with information – they’re just guessing on a dartboard-theory basis (throw enough darts at the board and some will hit the bullseye).

    I’m sure we’re talking to a few clubs about players – and assessing the players’ mindset (Edu going to interview them to see if they have the right mentality). It all takes time and if they’re spotted then rumours will fly around the “experts” web sites.

    I’m happy to wait and see what happens (if anything – I won’t be exactly devastated if we play with the squad as-is).

  7. Well,my point of view is that Mikel arteta will also need a defender who will fit with saliba in case he gets sick

  8. Tielemans is not good enough. Lethargic play at times, and slow. For all the Xhaka complaints it’s quite astounding people are asking for a player who is only a slight upgrade and very much plays the same type of style.

  9. Gooners should better go for exceptionally proven world class play makers or better stay calm “Sergej Milinkovic Savic” is the most exceptional midfield addition Arsenal can have now. We don’t need average, lazy players all the time.

  10. up till now i did not the see the reason while Edu & Arteta paid 34 milion for pablo vierra who can not be our starting xi while missing out on BISOUMA epl proven for just 20 million to our arch rivals, now same case has began on TIELESMAN epl proven 25m and alternative player SEKO FOFANA 40m which market EDU & ARTETA the higher the demand of fans on a player, the lower the interest of EDU & ARTETA on the other hand. (simple law of attraction).

  11. Paper talk or what should I call it.
    All these links are false. Imaginary and speculative.
    Every window, clubs would be linked to every player in the market by speculative journalism.
    Until a bid is tendered, false

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