Wolves edges closer to signing transfer-listed Arsenal star

Wolves have become favourites to sign Arsenal man, Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer after he was transfer-listed by the Gunners.

The Englishman has been told that Arsenal will sell him this summer if a good offer arrives and the Gunners will reportedly sell him for anything in the region of £20 million-plus (The Sun).

Maitland-Niles is a midfielder by trade but he hasn’t exactly been given a chance to impress for the Gunners in that position and has been used more often as a right-back.

He has struggled to cement a place in the Arsenal starting XI so far and he might be tempted with more playing time.

The Standard claims that Wolves are keen to sign him and they have moved ahead of the likes of Brighton Newcastle and Tottenham in the race to sign him.

It claimed that the player is also happy to leave Arsenal and he gravitates towards the increased minutes that he will be offered by Nuno Espirito Santo.

While the Arsenal board has made the player available to transfer, because of his fine contribution to Mikel Arteta’s side towards the end of last season, the Spaniard will like to keep him.

But the message from the club is clear that he will have to sell to buy.

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10 Comments

  1. Obore Henry Daniel says:

    but there many players that are good to be sold than this guy i was just saying likes of ozil,dopolos etc

  2. Abu says:

    I wish we can include a buy back clause in selling AMN. A versatile and promising player to say the least.

  3. Sean Williams says:

    That’s the truth…..’Sell to Buy’. Maitland-Niles has value. He is young, has potential, but has not shone at Arsenal. He’s good, but we need better if we want to compete at the top level. Who will buy players such as Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac for big money. Nobody. Maitland-Niles has value, so we must raise money through him.

  4. Aaron says:

    Young, talented, pace, versatile, homegrown, a winner, $30 mill not a penny less.
    Get rid of all the other driftwood before selling up and coming talents.

    How much would we have to pay to get a player like this? $30 mil +.

  5. Stu says:

    Are we not running low on homegrown players? 😬

  6. henry says:

    What is this obsession with selling almost all our academy players? Gnabry proved us wrong just as Coman proved PSG wrong. We have to manage those who show promise better instead of just selling. There are many older players who should be sold.

  7. Tom says:

    Arsenal should have a surplus’s of talent. It’s better then having limited numbers.
    Part of a excellent club is to profit on what we create and also secure the players own future in the game.
    AMN will flourish at wolves, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a future England call up. But good business if he is sold and we add a % for sell on.
    He could spend 3 years at wolves, become a name and be 25yrs old and awaiting the big club move.

    I personally am proud of ex arsenal talent. Gnarby was a prime example of that this week. AFC graduate

  8. Thomas Kelly says:

    Shame to see him but he will shine and he will be called up for England soon when he plays box to box of

  9. Grandad says:

    Selling AMN would be a big mistake .Why do you think he is very marketable, because he is really talented.I cannot believe an intelligent guy like Arteta would go along with such a deal, when AMN has never been given a chance as a central midfielder, an area where we lack pace and energy which he has in abundance. Torreria and Guendousi are the players we need to sell not a versatile player who played a major part in our FA Cup success with excellent displays against quality opposition in Man City and Chelsea.I hope these rumours prove to be pure speculation.

  10. Davi says:

    In AMN, we had someone who could actually handle the force that is Adama Traore. Even Tierney struggled against him and I wouldn’t like to see Bellerin having to try – he’d get dominated. Traore is an extreme case but shows how AMN can handle difficult individual players better than the others in the side.
    I think wolves saw how AMN could handle their powerful winger probably better than anyone in the division (maybe some others managed, but Traore was their big weapon against the top teams), and now this is their lucky day. We’re going to be seriously strengthening a rival that was already ahead of us last season.

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