So much has been made about the Arsenal transfer budget available to Unai Emery but with so many rumours and various amounts of fee’s being touted something is wrong somewhere.
I was just looking through the latest rumours and came across “Arsenal could beat Manchester United to William Saliba signing in coming weeks” and his fee? £23 Million.
Then there is Yannick Carrasco at £25 Million, the Sampdoria pair of Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen at a combined fee from £40 Million to £50 Million and so on and these are all apparent bids that have actually been tabled and even more eye-opening, these are from just the last few days.
Now, the transfer Budget is said to be roughly £40 Million with any incoming transfer fees added on top and yet no players have been sold as of yet and even if there are deals in the pipeline, how much do you think will be raised?
Whatever the amount would be I can assure you it will be nowhere near the amount that Arsenal are said to have tabled in official bids or on players that they are interested in.
The £40 Million figure originated in the media from what I can tell and not from the club themselves, well I cannot find anything official and while I have no doubt that there is a budget i am not inclined to believe that it is as low as the reported £40 Million.
But at the same time I also know it is ridiculous to think that we can afford all the players that we are said to have tabled bids for and please note, I am talking about actual bids, not all the rumours, that would require at least a Billion to cover every player we have been linked with.
However much it is and the truth is no one knows I suspect it will be significantly more than £40 Million and that leads me to a conclusion that the £40 Million figure is a myth.