Arsenal close in on transfer deal as 19-goal striker interested in Premier League move

Arsenal have been boosted in their bid to sign Slavia Prague star Abdallah Sima, with the forward reportedly looking to complete a move to England

Sima, 19, joined Slavia’s B side last July but was soon promoted to the first-team squad and has been in rampant form for the Czech champions, notching up 19 goals in all competitions this term.

His performances this season has led to alot of speculation in the media that the Arsenal scouts have been very impressed with his performances this season and are ready to make a tempting offer in the transfer window.

Slavia slapped a £50m price tag on Sima in January amid strong interest from all the big clubs showing an interest in the player, but that may not be enough to stop him asking for a transfer move away.

And the latest reports claim the teenager – who has already been capped by Senegal – would favour a switch to the Premier League and his representatives are in close contact with several teams from the English top flight.

Arsenal view Sima as a possible long-term replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, who has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates.

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Look, Sima has been very impressive this season and it is very easy to see just why Arsenal are interested in a transfer deal. But at the end of the day, if they are going to lose Lacazette, they need to sign a more established alternative that will add 30-goals a season now.

Sima will be a good striker, but right now he is not ready to make a move to a club like Arsenal.

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