Arsenal make record-breaking bid to sign powerful English attacker
Arsenal have made a world-record bid for Manchester United striker Alessia Russo – it has been claimed in the media
Russo has endured a whirlwind past year with the striker part of the England side that won the European Championships last summer – and she really has become a real force in that Womens Super League
Man Utd have been in contract talks with Russo for months but have made little progress over a possible deal, meaning that the attacker is now free to talk to clubs about a move away in the summer.
However – Arsenal want here now and have made a move to get a deal done – an offer that would smash the current WSL record.
The current world record for a player is around £400k when Keira Walsh moved to Barcelona from Man City in September 2022, and it is believed that the Gunners are ready to pay close to £500k for the English International
Russo has admitted that personal accolades alongside a potential world record fee for her – will not change her.
“I still see myself as Alessia. I grew up in a little town,” Russo told Sky Sports earlier in January.
“My family are so close to me, I think that’s a credit to all of them – and myself I guess – that I’m a very light-hearted, easy-going kind of person, but I have really high expectations.
“Even awards like this: it still feels weird to be nominated. I hope to go on and achieve a lot more than just this. As a female footballer and just the person I am, I have to stay grounded and have bigger dreams to fill.”
Arsenal have been doing some great business this January and if Jonas Eidivall manages to sign Russo – she would be a great addition to that squad
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