Reports say that Zubimendi is very aware of Arsenal’s interest in signing him this summer

It has now been revealed that Arsenal hold a significant transfer lead in the fight for Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi. Dean Jones offered an interesting transfer update on Give Me Sport.

Every day, a major update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Zubimendi drops and the rumours are becoming more positive every day. The Spaniard might be Arsenal’s marquee midfielder signing of the summer.

Jones was requested to provide insight on Liverpool’s pursuit of Zubimendi. And, oddly, the only major reason he mentioned that the Spaniard could transfer to Anfield is if Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso succeeds in replacing Jurgen Klopp. According to the transfer insider, the 25-year-old is keen to make the right decision about where he will play next in the summer, and he’s well aware that Arsenal is interested in him.

As Liverpool fans wait to see if they will hire Xabi from Leverkusen as their next manager and hope he will bring Zubimendi to the club, Jones continues to worry them. He adds that Mikel Arteta (who previously played for Real Sociedad) has ties to the midfielder’s club and the region, which he could utilize to recruit his compatriot.

“It would give Zubimendi a big decision to make. First and foremost, I think the player wants to consider his options carefully and be sure that if he is going to move to the Premier League, it’s the club that fits him. He doesn’t want to make a mis-step at this stage of his career, from what I understand,” Jones said.

“Obviously, Mikel Arteta is a big admirer of his, and he knows that Arsenal want to sign him. Arteta has his own links to Real Sociedad and the region, so that’s good from an Arsenal perspective.”

Thomas Partey is expected to leave in the summer, and Zubimendi could be a suitable replacement. Football London has already confirmed that Arsenal can complete the transfer by activating the midfielder’s £52.3 million release clause. There is already buzz about a Zubimendi-Rice-Odegaard midfield trio; it may be the real deal.

Daniel O

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  1. But in contrast. What of if Arsenal sign Everton’s Amadou Onana, instead of to sign RSO’s Martin Zubimendi next summer?
    Would Onana-Rice-Odegaed midfield combo also not be the real deal? As Zubimendi-Rice-Ddegaard will be of the said real deal?
    Zubimendi has been skeptical to join Arsenal by his giving different reasons to delay his moving to Arsenal according to reports analysed.
    But Onana was ready to join Arsenal last winter window. And his Everton club side was ready to sell him to them but for the FFP that blocked it.
    But is Zubimendi a top quality above Onana’s top quality? Despite that Onana has EPl playing experience already. But Zubimendi doesn’t but now has a season of Ucl playing experience.
    If Zubimendi isn’t a top quality above Onana but is the same with him. Or Onana is even a step ahead of him.
    Arteta SHOULD have Arsenal signed Onana or another new top quality Dmf for his Gunners team squad next summer. Instead of him to be pursuing Zubimendi’s signing. But who from, all indications doesn’t look like he wants to join Arsenal.

  2. Liverpool currently have 6 or 7 midfielders

    Arsenal have 2.5 (Rice, jorghino and Partey).

    I just cannot count Havertz as a midfielder.

    I think the comment about him preferring Alonso over Arteta is a little disturbing.

    Has he heard something about Arteta from Tierney I wonder?

  3. The speculation surrounding Zubimendi to Arsenal continues to grow and this one is looking like a real possibility in the summer however I would personally hope he is only third on the list of midfield targets behind Frankie de jong and Nicolas Barella who are top tier players.

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