Serie A outfit joins Arsenal in race to sign coveted midfielder

Fiorentina has become the latest team to show interest in Arsenal target and Espanyol midfielder, Marc Roca.

The Spaniard was the star of the Espanyol side that got relegated from the Spanish top-flight recently, and he has been tipped to leave them.

Despite his team’s poor season, he emerged as one of the top central midfielders in La Liga and he looks set to join a top team this summer.

Arsenal is one team that has been monitoring him as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his team ahead of his first full season as the club’s manager.

The Spaniard also wants to sign Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, however, the Ghanaian’s asking price is proving problematic and Atleti is refusing to negotiate his release clause because they want him to stay with them.

Repubblica via Sempre Milan is claiming that Fiorentina has now joined the race for his signature and that they are watching as the situation surrounding his future unfolds.

The midfielder was previously available for 40 million euros which is his release clause, however, the impact of coronavirus will see them struggle to earn that fee and he is now available for just 15 million Euros.

If Arsenal eventually misses out on signing Partey, Roca might become the player that they turn their attention to.

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5 Comments

  1. Rory johnson says:

    The real question is… is he under 30?

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Marc Roca is 23, weighs 74kg and is a 1.84m tall DM.
      If Arsenal get him or Diawara IN ADDITION to Thomas Partey, we are a greatly improved side regarding defensive steel and box to box power going forward.

  2. jon fox says:

    OT MANCHESTER CORRUPT OIL BILLIONAIRES 1 LYON 3. So thrilled! A win for honest football!

    1. RSH says:

      jon, are you only rooting for Bayern or Lyon now? Other side of the table have PSG (ha!), and Red Bull Leipzig. I’m a bit indifferent on Leipzig. Yes, they were bought by a sports drink company, but there are several teams like Leverkusen who also have a similar history. I respect their scouting for sure at the least.

  3. ozziegunner says:

    Marc Roca is 23, weighs 74kg and is a 1.84m tall DM.
    If Arsenal get him or Diawara IN ADDITION to Thomas Partey, we are a greatly improved side regarding defensive steel and box to box power going forward.

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