Arsenal has to overcome two major obstacles to sign Bundesliga star

Arsenal has emerged as suitors for Bayer Leverkusen defender, Edmond Tapsoba.

The 22-year-old Burkinabe star has been one of the best defenders in Germany since moving to the Bundesliga from Portugal.

The youngster is probably happy to move considering that he would leave for a better club in a top league.

He might serve as the best replacement for the outgoing David Luiz as he would offer more years to the Gunners.

The club already has a number of young defenders including William Saliba who is expected to be given a chance by the club next season.

The Athletic says Arsenal is keen to add him to their team, but they are facing two serious obstacles in their bid.

One is that he would cost around £50m, a fee that Arsenal will struggle to pay especially as they expect to bolster other areas of their squad.

The second obstacle is that the youngster wants to play in Europe and Arsenal cannot offer him that next season after their poor 2020/2021 campaign.

If he has other suitors who are playing in Europe and offer him the same terms as Arsenal, it is likely that he would join them instead of the Gunners.

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5 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    Not a scooby!

    1. ken1945 says:

      Can’t understand this article – if we cannot afford him and he wants european football, then the deal is dead in the water isn’t it?

  2. Romasa says:

    If he want’s to play in Europe he should earn it by qualifying for it bcos that is the hallmark of a great player. We do know that money does not define decisions in life but good decisions define’s our happiness and bring’s good success in life. Is nice to play in Europe, if he love’s ARSENAL he will sacrifice for her. From Romasa

  3. Kuot says:

    We have alot of defenders at arsenal.
    We are only in need of right midfielders

  4. Gogo says:

    Why are we even going for this player? Does it mean we cannot see any good in William Saliba? Why do we want to spend big on an unnecessary player again? We have Holding, Gabriel, Mavropanos, Mari, Chambers can also fit in.

    Our problem wasn’t defence in the just concluded campaign, we just couldn’t score enough goals. So this deal doesn’t make any sense at all unless there is a foul play somewhere. Maybe Edu and Mikel want to get their cuts on signing a big money player so as to get a cut otherwise I see no reasoning behind this deal.

    Saliba and Gabriel can both speak French so I believe they will make a good partnership so pls our board should get some sense.

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