Fabrizio Romano hints Arsenal wants to leave it late to sign striker for a cheaper fee

Arsenal has been following Viktor Gyökeres for several months, but his 100 million euro release clause at Sporting Club is considered too high for them to pay.

The Swede was in fantastic form last season, and most people expected him to find a new home in the previous month.

However, June was quiet for the striker, and Arsenal did not make much noise in the transfer market.

That is expected to change in July and August, with the Gunners likely to ensure they sign the right players for their squad.

Gyökeres is one of the most improved strikers in Europe over the last year, and Arsenal fans dream of seeing him in their squad.

However, Fabrizio Romano has now revealed why they probably have not made a move for him just yet.

He reveals, as quoted by The Sun:

“For Viktor Gyökeres, Sporting still want the release clause, they want a package of €100m (£85m).

“This is an expensive deal & this is why Arsenal have shown interest in recent months, but at the moment, are still not advancing.

“We know that sometimes, in the market, the price can change. In June, you have a price & then in July, in August, it can change.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Gyokeres will be a fine addition to our group, but at 100 million euros, the striker is far too expensive.

Sporting might reduce their asking price if we do not rush to sign him.


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  1. And then we’ll have the ‘he didn’t have preseason with us, so wasn’t squad ready’ before making his debut in November. I appreciate not bowing to ludicrous demands but at the same time, don’t ruin the season prep by bringing in a crucial signing at the last minute. Omorodion, is a very promising, younger and more affordable addition, and he’s not the only one out there.

  2. I said it earlier that this summer may not witness the multi-million pound deals that we saw in windows past, especially from PL clubs. I expect clubs to be a bit more cautiously realistic about the amount of money they splash on players. The fear of PSR and FFP will force clubs to keep the purse strings a wee bit under some restrictive control.
    So I can understand the stance of our club. It is a realistic one, especially so as the club is not in such a great and urgent need of a striker, to be honest.
    The club may also need to sort out a few more outgoings before they can splash the cash.

  3. Leaving it late in some cases can lead to regrets. Please what are we leave it late for in getting established young players like Nico Williams and Ebere Eze? These are players that are better than all these old players in modern days football. We can leave it late for good bargain in the case of Osihme and co. But what are we doing by not making moves for Nico Williams and Eze. Please delay sometimes can be dangerous. We should act fast.

  4. Coming out of Italy with the media is that Arsenal are also monitoring the situation along with PSG regarding Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. A player that has excelled as a number 9, who can also play anywhere from a advanced central midfield to right or left wing as well as a striker. He could be the ideal multi versatile player Arsenal are looking for.

  5. Its so disgusting Arsenal keep linking up with players and end up signing none

    1. It’s only disgusting if you believe that the The Arsenal are really in for all the players we are linked with. Most of the links are just made up by the media.

      1. Big Sam once ranted Wenger keep pushing up his targets price tags, by asking if players were available knowing bloody well he won’t make a purchase.

        Maybe somethings haven’t changed much, have they ?

    2. Most if not all the players we have been ‘ linked ‘ with we probably haven’t been interested in at all. Don’t believe the rumours on JA because that’s all they are.

  6. I fail to see why we need another striker. We have plenty of good ones. Just to buy and be active on the transfer market aren’t good reasons.

  7. no need to buy players from scamming portuggese teams. they only sells avg players for 100 mil. Gorkeyes should be around 40-50 mil. Better go for another striker. Like Isak

  8. it does seem interesting that no one seems to have made a move for either Gyrokeres or Osimhen

    and Douglas Luiz went for only €50m

    agree with Corporate Man that the market may just not be there this year

    shifting our unwanted players may well be impacted too

    if so Arsenal will have reduced ability to spend too

    in which case if only budget for one €50m to €100m investment that would be midfield for me not striker

  9. €100m for what? Nah, anything above 70 is too expensive. Ole Watkins is still there and a very prolific striker. Again,why did arsenal rescind on Zirkzee,a cheaper option? Anyways, Jonathan David with Kai will be okay.

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