Arsenal handed possible transfer boost as £50m-rated star made available in Barcelona clear-out

Arsenal target made available by Barcelona.

Arsenal reportedly look to have been handed a possible transfer boost as Barcelona plan to offload as many as eight players in the next transfer window.

According to Sport, as translated by the Daily Mirror, defender Samuel Umtiti could be one of those, following recent links with the Gunners.

The Frenchman has had his ups and downs in his time at the Nou Camp, but it seems he is of some interest to Arsenal, though the Express have also suggested the club have their reservations over the potential deal.

That report stated Umtiti could leave for around £50million, which doesn’t necessarily seem like too much in this market, though it could backfire if his recent poor injury record does not improve.

Arsenal can’t afford to be too picky when it comes to defensive additions, however, and Umtiti would add quality and experience to our back-line.

He might not be the absolute perfect option for us at the moment, but most would surely agree he’d be a considerable upgrade on the likes of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi.

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  1. Mogunna says:

    He is a top CB, injuries kept him out of action and came back building up.

    No doubt in quality he will bring and great to combine with Saliba, but I’m a bit sceptical because of injuries in EPL more intense & physical league.

    Koulibaly should be at Arsenal since winter window. Torreira was Napoli priority who also very much on Kolas.

    Gives them both players and 60 millions, call it a day. Sell wanted Xhaka, bring Partey and we have a fight for title. Auba will extend of course. Ozil won’t leave but get his game back on top.

    Bellerin Koulibaly Saliba Tierny
    Partey Willock
    Pepe. . . Auba. Saka

    Laca, Martinelli, Nketiah, Niles, Gendouzi, Rowe, Nelson, Chambers, Mari.

    This shows that some youngsters must be sent on loan they should be this season already.

    Nelson was doing great, same for Rowe who went back, Martinelli had lots of interest I’m winter and should have went to play every week in order to progress and adapt to Europe.

    Laca has to seat already which doesn’t leave much to Martinelli, Nkethia.

    Nelson showed he can bench Pepe, if playing every week elsewhere he will be further, his loan had us bring him back but a mistake. Hakimi from 2real been 2 years on loan at Dortmund, he is progressing…..

    Upon what we target in short term, we either need to strengthen team as suggested above or sell senior players to build with top youth. One way or other!

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