‘I was an Arsenal fan’ – €38M striker talks up PL move

Duvan Zapata has talked up a possible move to the Premier League, whilst naming Arsenal as the club he followed as a youngster.

The striker is enjoying his 30th birthday today, but is considering a move away from his current club.

The Atalanta star will be looking forward to his Coppa Italia final against Juventus with where he will be hoping to win his first club trophy since 2014.

The Colombia international initially moved to Italy in 2013 when joining Napoli, but has since played for Udinese and Sampdoria before finding his feet with Atalanta, where he has been a part of an exciting project under Gian Piero Gasperini.

While there is still much to look forward to as he looks to try and seal Champions League football for his side, as well as the aforementioned Coppa Italia finale, he is refusing to rule out an exit in the coming window, and has even talked up the possibility of moving to England.

Duvan told Gazzetta dello Sport (via Fabrizio Romano): “My future in Premier League? Never say never in football… when I was a child, I was always watching the Premier League: I was an Arsenal fan! I woke up early every weekend to see their matches”.

Could the Gunners look at making Zapata’s boyhood dream a reality?


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  1. Arsenal never goes 4 who needs them or who can improve them, e.g, Ziyech, Zaha, Douglas Costa & the likes. We always go after liabilities, I won’t name names. I pray everyday 2 read the news of a Dangote takeover. I really miss the Arsenal I 1st supported. TRULY !!!

  2. we don’t need any more 30sometings we need to give Balagon his opportunity. Youth is the future we have too many players whose best days are behind them.

  3. not worth that valuation considering he’s age and the fact that the aggressive offensive approach of Atalanta artificially props-up his stats…on most nights, great team to watch though

  4. Even though the guy is 30yrs, I still prefer him to any striker we have been rumoured to…. The guy us a complete striker just like Drogba…. How I wish Arsenal should sign him, he can still player for at least 3 to 5years…

    1. Wale, you know futbol, especially your description of him. That is another Drogba, Aguero-like striker, yet teams doesn’t know. It baffles me, truly.

    2. difficult to rationalize the Drogba comparison…more like a poor man’s Lukaku

      1. apart from zaha who is over priced at 120m…

        ziyech is injury prone and struggling

        Douglas costa is average at Bayern and if hes good he would have been signed by pl clubs

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