When Arsenal played Rennes earlier in the season one player stood out for our opponents and that was Ismaila Sarr and ever since that time we have been linked with a move for the young forward.
Arsenal is not the only club interested in the 21-year-old, Premier league duo Leicester City, Watford, Ligue 1 outfit Monaco and Italian sides Inter and Roma are also said to be keen on signing the youngster.
Sarr has had a very good season, scoring 12 goals and providing eight assists and for any club, including us, that wants to sign him they will have to pay out at least £44 Million, according to the latest reports.
Rennes are willing to sell but only if their valuation of the player is met and are in fact, are hoping for some sort of bidding war to take place.
Sarr is without a doubt an immense talent and probably worth every penny of the £44 Million but it is still a risky amount to pay for such a young player unproven in the Premier League.
It would take a serious leap of faith from Unai Emery to sanction such a big spend on a single player.
It is hardly a secret that we have a restricted transfer budget but I am not sure it is as bad as everyone believes, we already know that if we beat Chelsea Wednesday night we will have a larger transfer kitty to work with.
There will also be player sales and it has officially been confirmed that any monies raised via sales can be spent on new players.
So, while £44 Million would be a great chunk of our budget it does not mean we are priced out of the race to sign Sarr and if at all possible I do think we should have a right go at signing him.