Arsenal hoping to bring exciting midfield partner for Odegaard from Germany

Arsenal has been linked with a move for RB Leipzig midfielder, Christopher Nkunku and he could end up as a partner for Martin Odegaard.

The Gunners are hopeful of keeping hold of Odegaard beyond this campaign, but his transfer will not stop them from making a move for another top player.

They are already eyeing players to add to their squad and Sky Germany says they want Nkunku.

The Frenchman was their target in 2019 before he left PSG for Leipzig and has been a revelation for the Bundesliga side.

In this campaign, he has seven goals and eight assists from thirty-one competitive games.

His German team has some of the best talents in the Bundesliga and they have to prepare to lose some of their key players in the summer.

The report adds that Liverpool is interested in signing Ibrahima Konate and Dayot Upamecano will join Bayern Munich.

Nkunku will then make his way to London if Arsenal can agree on a deal with his team.

The same report also states that the Gunners could have landed him for around £12m in 2019, but they might be forced to pay more than double that figure in the summer.

Adding Nkunku to a midfield-three with Emile Smith Rowe and Odegaard will be so sweet to watch for Arsenal fans.

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9 Comments

  1. Sabs says:

    Our club’s recruitment team are one very lousy bunch, we could have signed Nkunku for next to nothing in 2019 but we dithered as usual and he ended up in Germany. Now we must pay silly money if we want him.
    They will reward Laccazette with a new contract and then want to ship him out in the summer of 2022. Our recruitment team are the most incompetent bunch in world football.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Leipzig probably offer him regular football which we cant

      plus the fans want big name and big tag players….he would be slammed by both the fans and media if we were to sign him in 2019

      1. Sabs says:

        We could have signed him then for cheap and loaned him out, same as how we’re currently doing with Saliba and Mavropanos. The same as Madrid are doing with Odegaard.

    2. Declan says:

      So incompetent they signed Tierney…….

      1. Sabs says:

        Yes Tierney was a brilliant signing but which other player bought in the last 3 years at least have really shone versus the deadwood?

        1. Sabs says:

          I call them incompetent for always letting players run their contracts down, they only negotiate renewals when a player has 12 months left (the player has all the power in this instance). It’s as if they’re oblivious to contracts coming to an end and how to get the best value of the player out of the market when they decide to sell.
          Look at any of the top sides and see how many of those let players run their contracts down and how currently that occurs versus Arsenal…

  2. Ihejirika Wisdom Chizaram says:

    Sab, how did u know that the board will offer Laccazzete a new contract and try to sell in the summer of 2022? As at 2019, Nkuku was very young and was not as good as he is today, RB leizpig is a small club and can afford to give this players playing time, which is not so at Arsenal

    1. Sabs says:

      I don’t know that they’ll offer him a new contract and try to sell him thereafter but going on what I’m reading in the media and what I have witnessed from the clubs dealing, I wouldn’t put that scenario past them. It wouldn’t make any financial sense to renew his deal considering his current ROI and our general state of finances when we could have an opportunity to offload him this summer. This movie has played out once before with Ozil, it seems to be going getting a 2nd sequel with Auba, it would be really incompetent if it happened with Laca (3rd sequel).

  3. Khadii says:

    Better promote Azeez

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