Newcastle prepared to go head to head with Arsenal for another player

Rafael Leao could play in the Premier League next season as Arsenal becomes interested in a move for the AC Milan man.

The Portuguese star has been in good form since he moved to Milan from Lille and could leave the Italian side soon.

Arsenal remains keen to make attacking reinforcements after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mikel Arteta could also sanction the departure of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette at the end of this season.

That should see them take some action in the transfer market and one of the incomings could be Leao.

La Repubblica says the 22-year-old is strongly on the radar of the Gunners and they would look to add him to their squad in the summer transfer window.

However, Newcastle United is also keen on him and both clubs will go head to head for another player.

The newly-rich Magpies signed Bruno Guimaraes ahead of the Gunners in the last transfer window and they could do the same for Leao.

Just Arsenal Opinion

The new reality is that Newcastle has money to burn and they will compete against any club for a top player.

One reason they will almost certainly win the race against us and other clubs is that these players are loyal to their paycheck only.

They will move to the northeast for bigger pay over a big club like Arsenal.

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  1. Yea, the richness means there’s going to be a massive transformation come next season but we shouldn’t stop our own activities in the transfer market. I just hope we won’t be a feedle to Newcastle just as we’re to Manchester city…

  2. Not all players necessarily go only for the money. some players see the standing of the Club on the international stage, the global appeal of the club, number of trophies won and the winning ability, the history and tradition and in general how the club is viewed by other players. If all these factors are considered than Arsenal is certainly better than Newcastle. And also, Arsenal as a club will certainly not pay very less in terms of wages and transfer fees, the last summer is an example wherein our owners have shown their ability to spend big, we were one of the biggest spenders in the PL.

  3. Arsenal are stagnant and Newcastle are on route to the top, you can’t stop £320b when you think Mansour has £24b

    1. Newcastle may be on the way up eventually, but they have to make sure they don’t go down this season first!

  4. The Super League is coming, soon England will have more than 6 big clubs. The champions league will either add more slots for England or bow to the ESL.

    PSG and Man city set the blue print that the rest will follow. Newscastle will soon be chilling with the big boys

  5. If Rafael Leao loves the culture of the club, he should come.
    But if he wants to increase the size of his pocket, Newcastle, is available for him; they will definitely pay better salary than AFC.
    AFC do not need players that are money-driven, we have suffered enough because of that.
    We need players that love the club and the culture.
    AFC is trying to build something — we do not pay players exorbitant amount of salaries, especially, those in his age bracket.
    Their salaries will be increased as time goes on, based on their performance.
    We have so many young players and this what we are trying to build with them, a passion for the club and not for money.

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