Arsenal miss out on free-scoring striker as Fabrizio Romano confirms transfer

Portugal and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva has completed a move to RB Leipzig according to Fabrizio Romano, despite supposed interest from Arsenal.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with a number of attacking options this summer, although any move could well depend on the future of Alexandre Lacazette. The Frenchman has just 12 months remaining on his current deal, and while he has been linked with a move away, the reports are rather quiet considering.

One target who won’t be joining in the event of Laca’s exit however is Portuguese forward Silva, who is claimed to have completed a move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, with Romano claiming his deal is ‘official and confirmed’.

Only last week it was us who was supposed to have opened talks on his potential capture, with Football.London citing the Transfer Window Podcast in explaining our attempt to sign Silva, who has 40 goals from only 57 Bundesliga outings.

Odsonne Edouard could well be an option, with just 12 months remaining on his current deal with Celtic also, although he has also been linked with other clubs in recent months.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been linked to a move also, but I can’t help but believe that Everton’s valuation may exceed what we are willing to pay, although if reports of a monster budget are true, which Ben White’s proposed offer in excess of £40 Million may suggest, that could well prove to be a possible avenue.

Would Silva have been a less risky signing given his amazing record in the Bundesliga this term?

Patrick

Tags Andre Silva Fabrizio Romano

7 Comments

  1. silentstan says:

    Silve was the perfect option. But hey lets play Nketiah ffs

    1. ahmad73 says:

      That Nketiah lad is surely the next Ian Wright!

      1. Ozziegunner says:

        In his dreams!

  2. Kobin says:

    Why always take every opportunity to bite your team! Not every player you READ linked to us are actually linked and we can’t buy everyone. And I remember a certain Luka Jovic also of Frankfurt that was flying high only to come crashing after he signed for Real Madrid.

  3. Grandad says:

    The Manager of the Portugese National team apparently does not share your opinion SS as he hardly played in the Euros which is a pity as I was keen to see what he has to offer. He does however rate the highly impressive Sanchez who would be a very good acquisition for Arsenal.

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      👍 Let’s concentrate on bringing in players that Arsenal need to strengthen midfield. The attack is not the problem, the link through the midfield is.

  4. Sid says:

    Not impressed the few times I saw him play. Guedes was more impressive as a forward than this guy. A tapin merchant in my opinion.

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