Arsenal can sign midfielder on the cheap? Sought after midfielder sends transfer message and will Arsenal sign £50 million midfielder?
Arsenal can sign Aouar on the cheap? Will Arsenal make Camavinga move? and Neuhaus sends transfer message in Arsenal roundup…
There has been some big news emerge which have suggested that Arsenal could land Houssem Aouar on the cheap in the summer.
It is no secret that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a massive fan of Aouar and wanted the board to sanction a transfer move either in the summer, or the January window, to get a transfer deal done.
Lyon wanted £55million for his signature in the summer, a fee that was more than what Arsenal paid to release Thomas Partey from his Atletico Madrid deal, and with Covid hitting the club in the inter window, they did not intend to pay that fee in January either.
The next summer is another time for the Gunners to try to sign him again though, and Football London claims that there may be a chance for the Gunners board to land the Frenchman for a much smaller fee than that £55 million asking price.
This is because the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and the shortfall from TV rights has seen Lyon lose money, and The report claims that the French giants lost £96million in their last financial year and they might be forced to cash in on some of their stars to balance the books.
And the reports also go on to suggest that a fee of £35-40 million could be enough to get a deal done for the midfielder.
Florian Neuhaus has admitted that he has no idea what will happen amid speculation that Arsenal are linked with a move.
The transfer window is many months away, but that has not stopped rumours in the media about the areas of the pitch that Mikel Arteta will seek to improve in the transfer window and Neuhaus has been on the shopping list of a number of Premier League clubs.
Neuhaus is quickly becoming one of the most talked about midfielders on the continent ahead of the upcoming summer, and it’s no accident that such a development comes as Monchengladbach wobble following the announced departure of manager Marco Rose to Borussia Dortmund.
The 23-year-old “can’t say what will happen” beyond the current campaign, which sees Monchengladbach in the Champions League last-16 as well as in a league scrap to qualify for Europe next season.
“I have a contract until 2024 and I have very big goals for this season,” Neuhaus told Kicker. “That’s what I’m concentrating on now. [Transfer talk] is really not a big issue for me now.
“I play at Borussia, I have a contract, and we as a club are still pursuing very big goals this season. I can’t say what will happen in the summer at the moment.
“I’m also very relaxed about the future. Borussia is a club where I was able to develop excellently and where everything is there. I know what I have with Borussia.”
Long-term Arsenal target Eduardo Camavinga will be “the best midfielder in the world” according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, but will the Gunners make a move?
Camavinga is a player that has been linked with all the biggest clubs over the past few seasons after developing very nicely at Rennes, where he has enjoyed another superb season with Julien Stephan’s side but is widely expected to be the subject of a move this summer.
The likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and even Tottenham have all been named as clubs that could swoop in and try to get a transfer deal done, although he would cost close to £50 million to acquire.
But amid all the speculation, his agent Jonathan Barnett has opened up and claimed that Camavinga has the potential to go on and become the best midfielder in world football: “At the moment, he’s a Rennes player,” Barnett exclusively told Goal. “He likes Rennes and, at the moment, we haven´t really taken to other clubs. It isn’t our position.
“Let’s see what happens later on, but he’s doing well in Rennes and that’s fine. Being the best midfielder in the world, that’s how I see his future, [with] a lot of medals and a lot of trophies.”
“Eduardo will have a choice of a lot of clubs if Rennes decides to release him. They will be one of the four of five clubs in the world he might go to.
“Eduardo would love to play for a top club. Madrid are one of those top clubs in the world, so are Barcelona.”
Asked if Camavinga would cost more than €50m, he added: “I would think so.”
Arsenal are one club that have a history of trying to sign young players and will be looking to try and get a deal done, but can they really compete with the big clubs for the lads signature?