‘Next target’ – Fabrizio Romano tips Arsenal to give up on 23 year-old and seek alternatives

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal will not be waiting ‘forever’ for Sassuolo and Manuel Locatelli to agree to the transfer, and will be moving onto new targets in the near future.

The Gunners are claimed to have made two offers to sign the 23 year-old, with Tancredi Palmer(via TribalFootball) recently confirming our most recent offer, but it is almost common knowledge that their target has a clear preference to join Juventus.

The Old Lady are also believed to be keen on signing the Italy international, but are playing hardball over the transfer fee, while we appear to be waiting in the wings for their negotiations to break down.

Juve are known to be under some sort of financial restraints, so it wouldn’t be a huge shock if they did struggle to get the deal over the line, which could well play into our hands, but we’ve so far been working on wrapping up much of our transfer activity quickly in hope of being fully prepared for the new season, and Fabrizio Romano insists that we wont be waiting around forever for Locatelli.

“I think Arsenal are not waiting forever for Locatelli,” Romano told the Don Robbie YouTube channel. They will wait for maybe some days, some weeks and then they will move to the next target.”

Who would you like to see Arsenal turn to as an alternative to Locatelli?

Patrick

Tags Fabrizio Romano Manuel Locatelli

15 Comments

  1. arie82 says:

    The break down of the new offer for Locatelli from Juventus:
    •€5M up front.
    •€20M in June 2023, providing Juventus qualify for #UCL in 2022/23
    •€7M in bonuses linked to Locatelli’s appearances + team successes
    •25% sell on clause

    if sassuolo accept to kind offer like this, that mean they are is idi*t

    1. Lwanga Henry says:

      If locatelli has failed us we must not sign any no way there , let’s just get Aouar and white then we shall buy in January, cos I don’t want Madison on our team

  2. Greco says:

    bring neves and maddison and we will play champions league next year

  3. O.T.S says:

    I will never espouse the idea of us buying a player who sees another club as priority. Arsenal needs players who are willing and ready to fight for the shirt!

    1. Trevor Peters says:

      My thoughts exactly. If we want to play UCL football we need dedicated players

  4. Pco says:

    Why the hell do we not get bissouma? Dam the kid loves arsenal (it appears) prem proven and then use esr wilock as our attacking midfield. It’s a no brainer to me.

  5. A2_omaa says:

    I think locatelli might even regret his initial apparent show of interest when juventus will not be able to meet his clause then he might turn Arsenal.
    With Ben white + Aura, we are good to kick start the season then we wait till January.

    1. Essien Francis says:

      Yes good idea we need this two only

  6. gunnerforlife says:

    Locateli is not interested in coming to Arsenal, so leave him. Our next targets must be Bissouma and Aouar.

  7. Apangu iddi amin says:

    Bisouma and Aouar are enough for our mid then white can close the gap in defence for the striking force we still have alternatives otherwise we are well to go.

    1. Gerald says:

      Spot on. We need a good rb since Bellerin wants to leave then a back up goal keeper

  8. Essien Francis says:

    We don’t want Tammy Abraham in our team we are not in the epl to joke we need better prayers not bench prayers

  9. A Mueen says:

    Locatelli is an excellent player but lets not waste time and find alternatives ie. Ruben neves/ hossem aouar. We need CL next year.

  10. Bonnet Masasa says:

    B W is in the bag now, so H O and Bissouma will be the icing on our cake then this Keeper from Sheffield United then

  11. Essien Francis says:

    Yes let’s go for Aouar is good in passed and also creative

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