Mixed news on Arsenal’s potential signing of striker with 33 goals this term

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that reported Arsenal target Darwin Nunez ‘will leave’ Benfica this summer, but adds that he will not be moving on cheaply.

The Gunners are unlikely to be alone in their pursuit of Nunez, who has scored 33 goals in all competitions this season, although we are believed to be eyeing alternatives also.

It is unclear where his future lies at present, but Fabrizio Romano insists that he will be on the move in the coming window, and that they have already opened talks over his replacement.

“Darwin Nunez will leave the club, and €75m now could not be enough,” Romano apparently wrote on his social media (via Football.London). “Talks opened for David Neres as target, confirmed as reported by @ojogo – but nothing agreed yet.”

Our chances of signing have to be boosted with his club seemingly having accepted his departure, but whether we are ready and willing to splash out in excess of €75 Million (£63 Million) to land him remains to be seen.

Our club is believed to be ready to spend big to bring in a new striker, and should Nunez be able to translate his current goalscoring form that price would appear to be a snip, but I’m not so certain that he is the one I would be concentrating on.

Is Nunez your preferred target to lead our attack next season?


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  1. £63mill is what we can afford but the question is will he be interested in joining us with the likes of utd,pool,chelski,spuds and the new big boys newcastle all sniffing around it all comes down to battle on personal terms.

  2. I don’t think arsenal will sign any of Nunez and Osimeh… as the window approaches we will see a clear picture

  3. His club can ask whatever they like, but he is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay.

    They can hold out for 100 million, but only a desperate club would pay that.

    Even if he repeats these numbers, his contract length shrinks and so will his price next window or two.

    Quite the gamble if they turn down 60-70 million, let’s see how that risk ages.

  4. I would go for Osimhen as first choice. If it doesn’t work, then go for Nunez. We should also bring in Jovic on loan with an option to buy. That makes two strikers

  5. Considering the deluge of top strikers that will be available in the upcoming window, 75M for Darwin Nunez? No way! This will be other good targets available for less than 60M. It’s not rocket science. Just a matter of demand and supply.

    1. Agree. The other factor is who’s going to be splashing cash around next summer. Haaland goes to City cheapish but massive on wages that is their big purchase and Dortmund are not getting value with his release clause (they also have to pay a very large % to Salzburg.) Mbappe either costs PSG a massive amount in sign on/wages or Madrid. Either way no transfer going on for that money to be splashed elsewhere. Barca have got Auba whose wages go up next year (his wage cut was just for this season goes up to 288k in the summer according to reports) so they can’t really sign another striker unless they can offload him. Juve spent big on Vlahovic so Dybala will be available free but come with pricey wages and they won’t be in the market for one. United are stuck with Ronaldo’s wages or will have to find a club willing to take him and Cavani is leaving on a free. Laca/Eddie from us are obviously available free. Liverpool will be looking to tie Salah down at great expense or he’ll be available. Bayern are going to be looking to tie down Lewandowski/Gnabry or lose them cheap/free. Hard to see where the money for all the strikers available is going to come from. All the free players, then you have all the 1 year left players like Salah/Jesus/Lewandowski/Gnabry/Depay. Relegated options like DCL/Richarlison. Unwanted players Morata/Jovic/Icardi potentially Ronaldo/Lukaku etc. Then you have the pandemic effect particularly in Europe lowering funds. Real buyers market

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  6. Given how many good options there will be next year I wouldn’t want to get in a bidding war for the latest hot thing. I suspect he’ll actually end up staying at Benfica because the bidding war won’t materialise and they won’t want to sell him cheap. Heard talk of 100 mil maybe if it’s around 60 mil and we think he’s the real deal who will fit based on our transfer team like we did with Vlahovic but not in a bidding war for sure.

  7. We hear other reports that Liverpool are chasing Nunez and that Oshimen may/may not go to Man U. Whoever Arsenal chase and get; these 2, Jesus, Felix, David, Scamacca or Abraham, get them as quick as possible and for as cheap as possible.

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