Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji apparently wants to move to Arsenal and his agent is actively pushing for the transfer, according to the Express.
The 26-year-old is said to be available for just £22m and he could sign for us for even less if Arsenal pushes for a lower fee states the same report.
However, there is one big problem. Arsenal wants a left-sided centre back and Akanji, who is a national teammate of Granit Xhaka, is right-footed.
This makes any deal unlikely, no matter what discount is offered or how much the players’ agent pushes for a move.
Just Arsenal Says
What Arsenal must avoid doing is signing any player that they do not actually need, certainly not one that is wrong-footed for the position he is being signed for.
However, it is not often that a player comes along that plays for a top club like Dortmund and is available cheaply and while we may not be desperate for a left-footed centre-back, we are desperate for squad depth.
It is not as if we are inundated with high-quality defenders, maybe for the first team but not as back up and dismissing this opportunity out of hand may not be the best move for Arsenal.
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