Blow for Arsenal with excessive asking price reported for strike-target

Chelsea are supposedly in want of €70 Million this summer to part ways with Armando Broja, who has attracted the interest of both West Ham and Arsenal.

The Gunners are expected to be in desperate need of reinforcements in attack come the end of the season, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having left in January, and with both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette both into the final months of their respective contracts.

One name who has emerged as a potential target is Broja, who has hit the ground running on loan with Southampton in his first season of Premier League football, scoring nine goals from his 28 outings in all competitions.

It remains to be seen whether the Blues will be looking to give him his chance in their first-team next term, but TuttoMercatoWeb claims that they now value him at a whopping €70 Million, more than they value Romelu Lukaku supposedly after his struggles this term.

Should that statement be true, that doesn’t mean that they would prefer to allow Lukaku to leave, but they could well rate Broja’s potential due to his age, while Romelu is more ready for their needs at present.

While on the subject of Chelsea forwards, I wouldn’t be displeased if we was to consider Timo Werner this summer. He hasn’t quite clicked for the Blues in front of goal, but as proven in the Champions League last term, he could be a great replacement for Alexandre Lacazette. Werner has been prolific previously with RB Leipzig, and his record for Germany isn’t to be sniffed at either. His work off the ball and for his team-mates could suit us however with a number of players wanting to chip in with goals in our current setup, although we would need another striker in the squad also.

Would Arsenal consider spending as much as €70 Million for a player with just one season of top flight football?


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  1. Well i saw that coming cos chelsea knew we will want a striker like him very young and clinical but why will chelsea want to strenghten us so they will rather keep him or sell at a high price.good to know they are willing to sell though.

  2. They copped on that we were willing to fork out 75+ for Vlahovic, because we’re desperate for a goal front man.
    And it seems Bayern are in for Timo, if they can’t land Haaland…

  3. 90% 0f the “super” strikers in the PL are failing badly. Auba 60m paid to leave. Laca going on a free. Pepe 72m has not delivered yet. Why are we contemplating throwing another 70m down the drain? Makes no sense. Man City has no super striker. Salah cost 36 mill Mane 30m. Our midfielders are our goal scorers now. Just stay with Balogun free and Nketiah free. After all we don’t buy stars we make them

    1. If you want to stick with Balogun and Nketiah then forget top 6, not a chance with those 2 anytime soon.

      Liverpool has an excellent midfield so Sane and Salah can concentrate on attack. They don’t drop back and defend as deep as our wingers are required.

      The trick is to identify a talented young striker before their price tag exceeds 60 or 70 million. Easier said than done though obviously.

      1. Durand Got to firmly agree about those two way overhyped non scoring strikers. Some Gooners seem to think that just because we have some top young players doing the business, that ALLour youngsters will be up to snuff. Plainly they wont!

  4. I would close door for striker from outside premier league, considering so often star striker from outside have trouble to replicate their form in EPL, freefall form i would say.

    Isak or jonathan david very likely to become Pepe 2.0.
    So, proven striker in EPL will be safer route to choose.

    Unless it is Erling Haaland or Mbappe, i wouldn’t risk bringing outside striker to here.

    1. It’s just about good scouting – Pepe was great on the counter at lille, but we didn’t really play that way, and he wasn’t able to adapt. Haven’t watched much of those players, so maybe you’re right, but it’s just about making sure they could play the way we want to play.

  5. Three alternative strikers Arsenal should consider are Darwin Nunez, Karim Adeyemi and Noa Okafor.

    1. Adeyjemi would be an interesting option and would be a lot cheaper than the other names being touted, however as things currently stand Dortmund appear to be the favourites for his signature to replace Haaland.

    1. Yeah, I think Schick would be good. I read somewhere a few weeks ago that Arsenal are in for him at the end of the season. I think we actually need 2 new strikers. Would be happy to keep Laca but Nketiah should be sold.

  6. Was to be expected that Chelsea would ask for such an excessive fee especially with us holding an interest in the player(we were quoted £40M for Abraham last summer) Nunez at £50M should be the priority and then poach Origi from Liverool on a free transfer and we are good to go next season.

      1. Very harsh Fairfan, he was never given regular game time, his role was always as 2nd or 3rd choice striker for Liverpool. I have no doubt if given more minutes his output will increase plus he is very experienced and has a knack for scoring in important moments which would be very useful for us. He is available on a free transfer, so why shouldn’t we bring him in to be our backup striker and buy a younger option like Nunez to be 1st choice?

        1. Always thought origi was class but I wouldn’t buy him to be our main striker – too big of a risk!

  7. Chelsea are in a limbo right now stop thinking about Boja
    For me ; Rashford, Toney or Haaland would make us more

  8. I think signing a young and promising striker and an experience striker plus balogun will do the trick cos there will competition amongst them for a starting role especially now that we are returning to europe(hopefully cl).

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