Arsenal offered former midfielder-target for cut-price fee

Roma are believed to have offered Arsenal the chance to sign Amadou Diawara for a cut-price €12 Million fee as they look to aid their bid to sign Granit Xhaka this summer.

The Giallorossi have been strongly linked with the capture of the Swiss midfielder, with negotiations having dragged on of late, and they are now looking to tempt us into taking one of their players, with IlRomanista claiming they will try to use that extra cash from Diawara’s sale to finally agree a deal to sign Xhaka.

We were linked with our own move to sign the Guinean international last summer, with him viewed as an alternative option to Thomas Partey, but we eventually took the plunge and agreed to meet the Ghana enforcer’s £50 Million release clause, a decision which has yet to become justified.

With Dani Ceballos having returned to Real Madrid after his second loan-spell with the club, and with Xhaka strongly linked with an exit, we are believed to be in the hunt for more midfield options, and Diawara could well prove to be a steal for the price, and he could well be better suited to Premier League football than he who is linked with the opposite switch.

I’m all for agreeing to allow Roma to part ways with hard cash and the services of Diawara in order to get Xhaka’s move over the line, and I believe the 23 year-old has plenty of potential to become a strong PL player for the coming years.

Should Arsenal bite Roma’s hand off on the back of such an offer?


Tags Amadou Diawara Granit Xhaka


  1. Diawara is terrible. He doesn’t even start for Roma!

    And Roma just paid £10m for 33-year old goalkeeper.

    We gave Mkhitaryan to them for FREE. We’ve also parted ways with the likes of Mustafi and Sokratis for nothing. This has lead to make us look weak. Other clubs will now take advantage of this by offering fees way below our asking price.

  2. How good it will be for us to sign a player who missed thrice as much game as Xhaka over the past three seasons due to injury? He’ll be a great partner for Partey at the AFCON tournaments and at our treatment room, if we sign him.

    1. Agree VasC, he looked a good prospect when Arsenal were supposedly interested; however his injury record at Roma is poor.
      One thing Granit Xhaka cannot be criticised for is his availability for selection.

  3. Xhaka should be sold to Roma for a minimum of 50 Mil after his Euro Heroics else we need him in our team specially now that he is a little bit more mature and knows the PL Very well .
    Big NOOOO For diawara, if he is worth something than why Roma are getting rid of him, thanks but NO thanks, pay 50 Mil or search elsewhere for someone to scam .

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