Arsenal plotting £6m bid for Euro giants’ defender this month

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According to the Sun, Arsenal are considering a £6m January move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa in a bid to bolster at the back following an injury crisis.

The Sun claim that the Gunners had initially eyed the left-back as a potential free transfer target for the summer, although these plans have been moved forward following Arsenal’s injury setbacks.

New boss Mikel Arteta’s hopes of transforming an underperforming defence have become even more difficult following injuries to Kieran Tierney, Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac.

Promising youngster Bukayo Saka has deputised at left-back recently.

Arsenal should seriously consider a move for a player of Kurzawa’s calibre – especially if the six months remaining on his contract can see us snap him up in a potentially cut-price deal.

The Sun add that the 27-year-old PSG full-back was originally recommended to the Gunners by former boss Unai Emery.

Kurzawa has made 14 appearances across all competitions for the Parisians this season, the ace also has 13 caps for France to his name.

The Sun report that the Gunners are now leading the race, ahead of Inter Milan and West Ham, for the defender’s signature.

With the one-time wonderkid’s career slightly stagnating in the last couple of years, perhaps a move to the Premier League has the potential to get the best out of the full-back.

Updated: January 16, 2020 — 12:02 pm

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  1. I hope kurzava is someone who can put in accurate crosses

  2. If he is a good defender,i will take him for that amount

    For me a full back should actually know defending first rather than anything else.Look at alexander arnold and robertson,fantastic going forward but very vulnerable defensively.Maybe klopp’s system ask for fullbacks to be stronger offensively as his CBs and DMs cover very well for the fullbacks but a fullbacks priority should be his defence.

    1. Klopp uses his fullbacks as wingers. Take a look at the similarities between Alexander-Arnold’s and De Bruyne’s touch maps:

      anfieldindex.com/42762/alexander-arnold-the-hidden-midfielder-in-plain-sight.html

      And the article below explains how Klopp utilizes his Alexander-Arnold’s creativity:

      ccn.com/trent-alexander-arnold-is-reinventing-the-right-back-role-at-liverpool/

      Arteta has been trying to implement similar roles to Kolasinac as attacking LB and to Maitland-Niles as inverted RB. Modern fullbacks are one of the most important parts in offense and our DMs are also crucial to cover them

      1. As you said they are important parts of offense but for liverpool they are the only parts of offense.So if you can attack through the flanks against liverpool you have a chance to win against them.Emery tried it using auba and pepe to attack the space left behind by liverpool fullbacks,it could have worked if our defence was a bit more solid and our strikers a bit more clinical that day.Klopp’s system is effective but vulnerable in my opinion.And still point my stands a fullbacks priority should be defence

        1. Why has that Liverpool “weakness” been so difficult to exploit by teams?

      2. @gotanidea
        Sometimes you speak like someone undergoing Coaching training.
        How can you ealily decipher what Arteta tries to do👌

    2. Pool have conceded 14 goals in 21 games so I dont see where you think there fullbacks cant defend lol, there team is exposed if they push up too far and get caught out, but that doesn’t mean they cant defend, both of there fullbacks are fantastic both offensively and defensively

  3. 6 M is very cheap for a 27 years old LB, but I checked PSG fans’ comments on Reddit about him:

    – “Layvin Kurzawa’s poor performance, resigned attitude and limited offensive contribution against Reims has angered the team internally. Abdou Diallo is now the number one choice on the left when Juan Bernat is absent”

    – “I’m a little sad for Kurzawa, many people promised to him a big career, but begin to going downhill when he join us. Then taking an injury, come back on a good level, come back to the French NT team, and then going downhill again”

    And look at his league appearances at PSG, much worse than the injured Tierney at Celtic:

    – 2015/16: 16 league appearances
    – 2016/17: 18 league appearances
    – 2017/18: 20 league appearances
    – 2018/19: 19 league appearances

    You can say bad things about Kolasinac, but he is one of our fittest fullbacks currently, rarely gets injured for a long period and has been consistent offensively. I’d prefer Arsenal train Saka to be an LB instead

  4. I’d rather stick with Kolasinac and wait on Tierney. Is a third LB really that important?

    1. No but a 7th centre back is?

      It’s about quality, is this fella better than either of our 2 injury proned left backs?

  5. He is not what we need,so the modest price tag is irrelevant.

  6. Another rumour that deserves a 👅👅👅👅👅👅👅👅👅👅 on The Transfer Window Licking Scale.

  7. @gotanidea
    Sometimes you speak like someone undergoing Coaching training/course.
    How can you ealily decipher what Arteta tries to do👌

  8. Saw him on Youtube and he looks really good, especially when attacking and crossing. What do I know?

  9. Kurzawa is good enough to cover Kolas injury, would have prefered Rodriguez also available on loan with 5M option. Too late, he is going to Turkey!

    Mention Tierny is useless, he came in injured, still is, not back to start before April! By then it may sound as a April foul…

    What about RB? We only have Bellerin njured as much as Tierny, but no back up at all! That seems unreal, just as to let go only option we had in Jerkinson! Simply retarded as to sell Kos for Luiz made no sense.

    See, summer window had us linked to Maguire, the Upmenfaco but ending up with Luiz instead! This time linked to Koulibaly, then Upmenfaco to Kurzawa! That’s Kroenke trickeries on coaches!

    Emery asked for Maguire, Partey, Zaha! Got Luiz, Ceballos and Pepe in payement plan or would have bought Zaha who was cheaper but full payement required!

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