Summer bargain! Arsenal ‘have made offer’ to sign up Inter Milan and Sampdoria target Kannemann
Fresh reports have claimed Arsenal ‘have made a bid’ to sign Walter Kannemann in this summer’s transfer window.
Unai Emery reportedly believes that he will need to spend most of his money on improving the attack side of the club this coming window having spend most of his transfer kitty on the likes of Sokratis, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Mateo Guendouzi last summer.
Emery spent over £70 million trying to improve the back-line last summer, but there are big issues at the back for Arsenal and that is the main reason why they failed to get back into a top four spot.
And that has led to some speculation in the media which has all suggested that he could make a move for the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire, who are regarded by many as two of the Premier League’s very best central defenders.
But according to Italian publication Calciomercato, Arsenal have made a £10.5million bid for Argentina internationa Kannemann, who has been impressing with current side Gremio this season.
The reports goes on to say the player is ready to quit his current club with Inter Milan and Sampdoria also keen on his services.
Arsenal will only have a small transfer kitty to play with, especially if they do not win the Europa League and get Champions League football for next season, so spending just £10 million on a player that could add strength in depth to the side is not such a big risk.
Kannemann is strong defender happy both on the front foot and facing his own goal, and could be the ideal man to oust the unimpressive Shkodran Mustafi, who is tipped to leave the club.
However, Emery still needs to make a big-time signing and going for Maguire or Alderweireld would be the way to go as they are both proven in the Premier League and would both cost below the £50 million mark.
In fact Arsenal could seal a deal for the Spurs star for just £25 million because of a clause in his current contract, so if they managed to secure the Belgian and Kannemann for £35 million, they could have some money to keep on improving.