Arsenal to go head to head with Tottenham for La Liga defender

Arsenal are prepared to battle Tottenham for the signature of Togolese star

Getafe defender, Djene Dakonam has become the subject of interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.

The Premier League duo has both been plagued by defensive challenges this season and both teams have been in the market for a new defender this month.

Arsenal has struggled at the back and their struggles have caused them to be linked with so many defenders already this winter.

Mikel Arteta has been given limited funds to make signings but the injury to Calum Chambers may force him to sign a new centre back.

The Sun is claiming that the Gunners are pursuing a deal for Djene Dakonam. The 28-year-old defender has been one of the best defenders in Spain over the past two seasons.

He was named in the La Liga team of the season for the 2017/2018 season and 2018/2019 season and has continued to impress this term.

His performances haven’t gone unnoticed and the likes of Everton, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth have also shown interest in signing him.

The report further claims that he is valued at £22 million and that Getafe would be happy to sell him.

Jose Mourinho is also keen on defensive reinforcements and he could be set to battle Arsenal for Djene’s signature.

Another defender added to the long list that has already been linked with Arsenal. You have to think one of them will end up at the Emirates. The need is there for a new defensive signing and there is enough of a choice it seems.

Updated: January 16, 2020 — 7:59 am

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  1. OT. Nketiah is staying at Arsenal.

    1. The media has got its new player to play with.

  2. Nketiah staying? Good move…

  3. Too short to be an EPL CB. Next

    1. And quite old to adapt.. turning 29 this year.

      Rumors about Kurzawa. Great news if true. He will be CHEAP and experienced. Sign him up, play him until Tierney is fit, and sell Kolasinac in the summer for profit.

      1. IMO Kurzawa is better than Tierney.

  4. He is a warrior! go get him for that price and sell Bellerin.

  5. “The Sun is claiming….” does that not say it all? Rumours, rumours, rumours, and more rumours – all without any substance at all. Why don’t you, Admin, just list all the players in all the top 6 leagues and give a percentage to the interest that Arsenal might have in them? Oh yes, don’t forget the Brazillian league.

    1. But hey, wait, please also add all other leagues playing in UEFA, otherwise we might miss a Greenlander who has scored 253 goals in 65 matches since 1985.

  6. LA liga defenders have always been top notch under performer for arsenal.squillaci and mustafi as a case study,but what do i know.He looks more 35 than 29.Hope we don’t sign him

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