Barcelona set to hijack Arsenal’s move for long term target

Arsenal’s move for Dayot Upamecano is under threat after Barcelona made the youngster a target.

The Catalans have struggled at the back this season and yet they have made Samuel Umtiti available for transfer.

Umtiti’s impending departure from Camp Nou has made signing a new centre back a priority and that has led the Spanish champions to Germany.

Upamecano has been a long term target of Arsenal and the Gunners have become even keener to sign him this month following the long term injury to Calum Chambers.

Metro Sport claims that Arsenal have made provisions for Arteta to sign two new defenders this month and Upamecano is the Spaniard’s first choice.

However, the same report claims that Arsenal would have to battle Barcelona for the defender’s signature now that the Catalans are interested in bringing the Frenchman to the Camp Nou.

The French Under 21 star has about 18 months left on his current deal and RB Leipzig knows that they might lose him for nothing or a small fee next summer.

The report further claims that the Germans are prepared to sanction his sale this month, but his suitors would have to pay around £40 million for his signature.

A lot may well depend on the player himself though when you weigh it up, Barcelona or Arsenal, you have to think he will plump for the sunny climate of Spain.

4 Comments

  1. Thomaskelly says:

    We got no chance of signing him

    1. gotanidea says:

      Yes. How can our move be under threat if Upamecano’s price tag is out of our reach

  2. gooner4life says:

    We should not allow ourselves to be outbid our rivals looked at the problem positions and paid big money for the best player.Liverpool signed Vandyke look how effective that signing has become and how much revenue it has brought to Liverpool Champions of Europe world club champions.Not a bad return for the money.Come Stan open your wallet and get this guy he will be a great investment in the long run.

  3. stevo says:

    Offer Mustafi as a straight swap for Upamecano.
    Leipzig will jump at the chance to sign a top class German defender.

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