Arsenal in talks to sign 23-year-old Ligue 1 ace

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Lille star Jonathan Ikone this summer.

The Frenchman has become highly sought-after since he helped Lille to pip PSG to the French Ligue 1 last season.

He was an important member of the Lille squad last season, playing 37 league games, scoring 4 goals and providing 5 assists.

The midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League frequently and Anfield Central is reporting that Arsenal is facing competition from Liverpool for his signature this summer.

The report, however, indicated that talks between him and the Reds have broken down over his unrealistic wage demands.

Liverpool has suffered financial losses because of the coronavirus pandemic and they are not prepared to throw money at players this summer.

The report says he demanded over £150,000 a week and a massive signing on bonus.

This has forced Liverpool to end their interest in him and it clears the road for Arsenal to make a move for him.

The report adds that he is already in talks with Mikel Arteta’s side over a move, but it remains unclear if he would ask for the same money from the Gunners.

Arsenal is also being careful about committing to big contracts and if he makes the same demands on the Gunners, they will probably pull out of the move as well.

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13 Comments

  1. Marty says:

    If he wants £150,000 a week then forget it…

  2. Reggie says:

    REALLY! Are we just writing articles about every player we can because it fills spaces. Come on! Please lets write about realistic signings not plucked out the air ones we keep getting.

    1. Justice says:

      It’s so frustrating… How there. Is a new player linked every day… No direction… No precision… No defined specification.. they are linked to anything available 🤦🏽‍♂️

    2. jon fox says:

      Careful Reggie that you don’t get banned, as I have been many times, for telling the clear truth about this site and how it works!

  3. Mark says:

    Because somebody has leaked an amount Arsenal will spend on players the agents are hovering making up stories so they can start bidding wars, the is no way Ben White is worth 40 M considering he was playing for Leeds in the second two years ago division maximum 25 M and he still wouldn’t be better than what we already have.

  4. Kev82 says:

    We’ve been linked to about 300 players already and it’s only June there’s a new player everyday Neves, Bissouma, White, Locatelli, Isak, Trippier, Marcelo, Doig, Onana, Van de beek, Aouar, Fekir, Aarons, Beundia, Ramos, lokogna, etc etc etc the chances are we won’t sign any of them 😂😂

    1. Teko says:

      This shows that we don’t know really who we want.we don’t have clear targets and that goes to poor management in edu and atteta they are failing us and maybe stan does not want to give them money.

      1. Kev82 says:

        There’s no doubt about it, Kroenke would rather we go with the same squad as last season.

    2. Benard obiero says:

      That’s true we may just end up signing only one player out of all the players that are on our radar for sure.

  5. Ayan says:

    You are on point Teko! Seems like we are just gambling! We seems like we do not know who want, trial and error? Our rivals are more coordinated than us. I can’t be surprised, after all we got a rookie coach who is experimenting!

  6. Val says:

    its all just paper talk, why dont we just wait to see what happens and then give opinions
    its a waste of time right now as we are linked with every Tom, D1ck and Harry lmao

  7. Nnamdi says:

    Arsenal have become a small club, Arsenal can’t compete with the big clubs anymore in transfer market, why can’t kronke sale our to EK , I will not forgive kronke and his nonsense family for tuning Arsenal into an average club we Arsenal fans don’t have mouth again to talk about our club where Chelsea fans are.

    1. Gogo says:

      Nnamdi, ke Kwanu?
      How does your forgiveness or unforgiveness affect Kroenkes life please tell me let me add mine.

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