Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp went out and spent an incredible £62 Million on goalkeeper Alisson Becker as part of his restructuring of the Reds backline and according to the latest transfer gossip Arsenal are set to do the same with AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Apparently, Emery is not convinced that Bernd Leno has what it takes to be a top-level keeper and 20-year-old Donnarumma is viewed by the Spaniard as an upgrade.
The report further suggests that Milan are willing to sell their young keeper in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations but would not accept less than £60 Million for their prized asset.
So, that is the speculation and I have to admit I do have a few issues with it.
First, Klopp did not just buy just Alisson, he also spent £75 Million on Virgil van Dijk, something we could not do if we spend almost our entire transfer budget on Donnarumma and even the best keeper in history would struggle with our defence in front of him.
Secondly, it is news to me that Emery is unhappy with Leno, I see him as a top class keeper and I thought the manager did as well.
Thirdly, if we did buy Donnarumma how the hell are we going to strengthen all the other areas that need strengthening desperately.
Obviously, if we did sign the young Italian international we would then raise funds selling Leno, he is hardly going to accept a role on the bench, especially considering he is not best pleased with likely being a sub in the Europa League final.
But even so, spending £60 Million on one player in an area that is not critical just seems a bit strange to me.
However, it must be said, Liverpool have come on hugely by spending massively on their backline and so maybe Emery feels that is the way to start the rebuilding of the Arsenal team in his image.