Arsenal are claimed to be ready to challenge for the signature of Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, with both Newcastle and Manchester United also interested.
The Gunners are claimed to be keen on adding an alternative to their current squad this summer, with the expectation of needing a bigger squad with European football a likely outcome of our season.
22 year-old Diaby fits our current transfer policy of signing younger players with the potential to not only improve on their ability, but raise their values in case of a potential sale.
The winger is unlikely to come cheaply however, with Transfermarkt rating the winger at €45 Million and with three years remaining on the five-year deal he signed back in 2020.
The DailyMail claims that Newcastle and Man United are also looking to strike a deal for the forward in the coming window however.
You have to wonder if Diaby is needed at present, but with Nicolas Pepe having played very little this term his exit could be a possibility, and Diaby would be a strong option to rival the likes of Martinelli, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka for the first-team role.
I’m not sure we’d really be looking to pay top dollar for a winger however, with the striker role likely to be our priority this summer, with another central midfielder also high on that wishlist also.
For that reason, I’d have to believe this transfer would be unlikely, especially with the thought of having to battle with Newcastle or United for his signature which would no doubt increase his asking price.
Do you believe Diaby would improve our starting line-up? Could we be willing to pay a premium fee for him this summer?
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rather have Nkunku than Diaby, as he provides far more tactically flexibility from a positional perspective…he’s also bigger than his French counterpart, plus he’s a set piece specialist, which makes him well worth the extra 10+M it will cost to secure his services
Moussa Diaby looks a lot like Martinelli in this photo :).If he is nearly as good as the Gabster and costs the same 7mill I’d snap him up. Otherwise no. England is awash with promising young Afro players. Literally two a penny. Sambi has yet to evole also. More than anything we need players with tough mentality who work hard and don’t t go missing once they get their 100k + weekly salary like Auba 350k 72m Pepe, Deli, Rashford, Martial, Lingard, Keita, De Pay
If Arsenal have any ambition, they should break the bank for Kyllian mbappe.add to that Reubens Neves, and you have a team that can whip any team, not to forget that William Saliba is returning, and we have one of the best young talents in Omari Hutchinson and Balogun is also a future superstar. Just 2 signings in summer is all we need. We have Miguel Azeez, and Mika Biereh as well.
A very funny and an unrealistic comment.if it was about money , mbape would still be a parisan come next season and beyond. Please stay of the stuffs mate.
Nkunku or Gnabry would be good options for us.
If Arsenal has £45 million available, then put it towards a bid for Haaland. A centre forward should be a higher priority than a winger, when Pepe languishes on the bench.
My dream signings is Nkunku, Gnabry & Nunez all in, while;
Xhaka, Elneny, Pepe, Nelson & Eddie all leave, after that a new RB with Saliba returning.
Would do the trick but be a very expensive window, maybe another £150m outlay from The Kroenkes.
Haaland 1st option but not realistic I don’t think when he has the choice of most of the big clubs around Europe.