Arsenal to meet agent in London ahead of possible £20 million deal for Jordan Veretout
Reports from Italy have claimed that Arsenal are set to meet the agent of former Aston Villa star Jordan Veretout about a potential move to the Emirates.
He made 29 appearances in his first and only season with Villa, which ended in relegation to the Championship, before spending the following season on loan at Saint-Etienne which ultimately secured him a £60 million move to Fiorentina in 2017 where he has rebuilt his career.
And his form has alerted Arsenal, who view him as a replacement for Juventus-bound midfielder Aaron Ramsey after the Welshman failed to agree a new contract and instead opted to pack his bags and make the smart decision to sign for the Italian Champions in a deal worth around £350,000-a-week.
And according to reports on the Gazzeta Dello Sport website, the Arsenal management team are about to meet Mario Giuffredi, the agent of French midfielder Veretout in London about a possible £20 million move to the Emirates during the summer window.
Veretout has scored the same number of goals (5) as Ramsey this season and his small price tag is not seen as too much of a risk, as Emery has had the player scouted on numerous occasions and reportedly believes he is ready to come in and help fill the void of Ramsey.
Is Veretout ready for an Arsenal move?
The lad has rebuilt his career at Fiorentina and is starting to make a name for himself in Italian football, but the Premier League is tougher than Seria A and he has already proven he is unable to adapt to the quality of football in England.
Arsenal may have watched him, are ready to talk about a potential deal, but they are at that stage now where they need top-class players to come in and make an impact on the side as they already have enough average players.