Change of director could spoil Arsenal’s chance of signing Serie A youngster

Arsenal has been linked with a move for another Bologna player in successive transfer windows.

The Gunners signed Takehiro Tomiyasu from the Serie A club in the summer and he has been one of their best acquisitions.

The Japanese star may have opened the door for the Gunners to target another player at the club.

Several reports claim they want to sign Scottish full-back Aaron Hickey and that could happen in the summer as Nuno Tavares continues to struggle for form at the club.

However, the transfer could suffer a major setback with a new report on Sport Witness claiming Bologna’s sporting director, Riccardo Bigon could be axed by the club this summer.

If he leaves, his replacement will reconsider all the business in progress, which could mean Arsenal has to restart their efforts to sign him or even lose out entirely.

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Considering how bad Tavares has been in this campaign, it would be smart if we signed Hickey.

However, a move for him will only happen if we can find an agreement with Bologna.

If we have been discussing a potential transfer with Bigon, it would be smoother to land him if they do not replace the director.

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  1. Why spend the money on the player when it is not a necessity? Kinda like 50 million on yet another CB when we already had Saliba, and needed a DM and B2B midfielder.

    Perhaps coaching up Tavares as a suggestion? Add some defense to his skill set and would could have a great player on our hands.

    Then again, coaches would have to coach, and it’s easier and faster to just reach for the wallet. Not a checkbook manager indeed.

    1. WTF. you think “coaching” is some magic formula that can turn mediocre players like Tavares to world beaters? he is a bad player, you can’t coach him into class.

  2. Durand, how right you are.
    Just look at the improvement Nicolas Jover has made, Per Mertesaker also.
    The level of young players coming through Hales End, is a testiment to Per and Freddie, who actually trained and coached them!!!

    1. Also Wenger himself Ken, he helped Henry become the legend he was at Arsenal. Not to mention all the other players he helped. Not to say he didn’t have his failures too.

      Point being, too often players are sold or loaned rather than developed by the manager and coaching staff at a club.

      It’s a personal point of pride for me, watching Jackie boy grow at Arsenal, Saka, Martinelli, etc… rather than buying the flavor of the month like some clubs.

      Sometimes you have to bring in impact players, but I do like how we are focused more on younger talent instead of a constant revolving door and band-aid approach.

  3. The deal was concluded with the CEO and not the Sporting Director so it’s a done deal.

    It was done by the CEO and not the Sporting Director probably because Bologna is anticipating the departure/axing of the Sporting Director.

    Also, at these smaller teams the Sporting Director is not so prominent when it comes to these big transfers and it’s usually the CEO who handles it.

  4. Declan, do you mean the deal is done already?
    Well my take is we need a solid DM. An imposing player in 4 would do well, Xhaka is now demoralized by so many failures, let’s get a new person like busquets

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