Arsenal interest in Lamptey confirmed yet again

There has been much speculation from since before the January transfer window that Arsenal have been looking at the Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey as a target for the summer window, and now we have had another confirmation from the transfer expert Fabrizio Romano that he is being closely monitored by the Gunners’ scouts.

Chelsea must be kicking themselves that they let Lamptey move to Brighton for just 3m a year ago, and it looks like the Seagulls are set to make a quick profit if they sell him in the summer.

The bad news is that Lamptey is unlikely to figure again for Brighton this season which may give Arsenal a chance to get a bargain, but that always comes with a risk. But as we know Arsenal are not shy of bringing in players that are not fit and ready to play, so he could sill be one of Arsenal’s main targets.

Romano said on the Here we go podcast when asked about Lamptey: “I can confirm that Arsenal are scouting him, they are following him closely,”

“But just to clarify… at the moment there is nothing. It is just scouting the player. There is nothing close to an agreement with Brighton. There are no advanced negotiations.

“I can say that Arsenal want to sign a right-back, but they have a list. So, I expect a right-back on the market for Arsenal, but let’s see if it will be Lamptey or another one.”

Does this give Arsenal fans hope for this summer?

6 Comments

  1. Roachie says:

    If we’d done our scouting correctly we could have got him for £3m. Unfortunately if Arsenal do decide to buy him we are repeating their poor recruitment policy of paying top money for a player who’s had 1 decent season (Pepe). Not a purchase I’d be happy about.

  2. McLovin says:

    He seems quite injury prone so far..

    If it has to be English, then Aarons who’s got 3 seasons under him.

    If outside England, then Hakimi.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

  3. Grandad says:

    I hope Lamptey makes a quick recovery from his injury but I do not feel he is a great RB. At 5ft 5″ he clearly will be vulnerable in the air particularly in a side, like Arsenal, who now favour a flat back four. Basically he is a speedy right winger who can do a good job as a wing back where he is not too exposed defensively.I have no idea who is only our list of potential right backs but I doubt if it includes Nathan Patterson of Glasgow Rangers who is a prodigious talent destined for great things.This view is shared by his Manager and many ex pros .3/4 years ago I ,and most of Scotland were convinced KT would make it big time, and the same applies to young Patterson, who Arsenal fans may get a chance to see if Arsenal and Rangers were to meet in the next round of the Europa Cup.

  4. jon fox says:

    I ALSO THINK 5 FT 5 INS is a huge drawback for a player who as a full back or wing back will be expected to defend a lot. I do not want tiny players, though in midfield it is less of a handicap. But NOT in defence!

  5. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Not suitable for Arsenal, if we cannot get Hakimi or someone worldclass, get Aarons or N. Patterson or no one at all.
    We have Cedric, Chambers and Niles, whoever we bring must be better.

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