Arsenal ‘have already’ open talks to sign midfielder, Gunners OFFICIALLY announce deal is done, Romano tells Arteta striker wants Prem move and Ceballos drops massive Madrid message
Arsenal confirm Saliba deal, Arsenal in Buendia talks, Costa wants Premier League move, Ceballos drops transfer message in Arsenal roundup…
Arsenal have announced that the club has loaned defender William Saliba to Nice until the end of the season.
Regarded very highly over in France, Arsenal made the decision last summer to sign the young man for £20 million in hope that he would be ready this season to come to the side and make a big impact on the first team.
He was heavily tipped to become a real star at the Emirates over the next few seasons, and with the Arsenal also bringing in the impressive Gabriel on a deal worth £27 million, they were expected to form a very exciting partnership at the back.
However, he has struggled for game time since his move to the Emirates, despite the fact that Arsenal refused to let him leave on-loan for another season, and that led to constant speculation that he will leave the club.
Now that the transfer window has opened up, Saliba will join the French club through the end of the season as the 19-year-old defender returns to France in search of first-team football.
“William Saliba is a player with a huge amount of talent and potential. We’re confident he will have a great career with us but we must remember that he is still only 19 years old and has a lot of time ahead of him,” said Arsenal technical director Edu.
“William experienced a very challenging time last year, with his playing time limited by injury and the early ending of the Ligue 1 season due to the pandemic.
“So together with William, we have decided that spending the rest of the season on loan with Nice is the best way for him to develop. We will be keeping in close contact with William during his time with Nice and look forward to seeing him make good progress until the end of the season.”
Diego Costa would reportedly ‘love’ to return to the Premier League with Arsenal reportedly interested in a possible transfer deal.
The ex-Chelsea striker is a free agent after Atletico Madrid terminated his contract with immediate effect – six months ahead of schedule, and there has been alot of speculation in the media that he could be heading back to the Premier League.
Arsenal have been linked, so have the likes of Newcastle, Wolves and Tottenham, who are all eager to add a bit more bite to that front-line until at least the end of the current Premier League season.
And amid all the speculation, Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has opened up and suggested that Costa would be very open to the idea of making that move back to the Premier League, Romano told Sky Sports News: “Costa would love to return to the Premier League.
“He had some bids from Brazilian and Turkish clubs since he ended his contract with Atletico Madrid but he decided to wait a bit.
“He hopes to receive some bids from the Premier League. There are a lot of rumours but nothing advanced.
“But for sure, Diego is waiting for a call from the Premier League. He would love to come back, he loves the atmosphere. Let’s see.”
Arsenal are reportedly hoping to persuade Norwich City to sell Emiliano Buendia in a player-plus-cash deal.
The transfer window is now open, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has the opportunity to make a few moves and improve this Arsenal squad enough to make a big push for that top four spot at the end of the season.
And one area of the pitch that he is reportedly looking to improve on is midfield, as the Spaniard has been lacking a bit of creative spark in the middle of the pitch over the last few months, and he needs to get that solved.
The Argentine was named the Canaries player of the month for December and scored the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Barnsley, and So far this season Buendia has recorded six goals and as many assists. The talented winger has also averaged 3.3 key passes, 2.3 shots and 1.4 dribbles per game
The Independent claim Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson are among the players Arsenal are open to offering to secure the Argentine this month, and The report adds that the Emirates side have already started early discussions with Buendia’s agent but a deal is thought to be still considered some way off.
Norwich are said to be hoping to scoop at least £40million for the 24-year-old but involving a player in the transfer could drive the price down.
Buendia is a very impressive player, but is he really good enough to make an impact at the Emirates? we do not think so.
Arsenal’s on loan midfielder Dani Ceballos said he wants to return to parent club Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The Spanish ace starred in the Gunners’ FA Cup triumph last season which earned him a second loan move back to the Emirates, as Mikel Arteta was eager to keep hold of the deep-lying midfielder.
There has been talk that the Gunners may try and get a third loan deal at the end of the season wrapped up for Ceballos, if they cannot agree a fee with Madrid, and there was a feeling that he would be open to that idea.
However,when asked by press in Spain if a third loan spell was on the cards, Ceballos reiterated his aim to embed himself in the Madrid side, He told Spanish radio show El Laguero: “A third year on loan? No, my goal is to return to Real Madrid and be important at the best club in the world.
“I believe that one day I will come back and be able to return the affection that the fans showed me.
“For various reasons, I didn’t leave the club in the best manner.”
Look, If Arsenal do want to keep Ceballos on a permanent basis, then they have had long enough to decide whether he would be worth the money.
But if he wants to go back to Madrid and sit on the bench every week, then that is up to him. Arsenal fans will just feel that is worth a talent, Ceballos has been decent again this season for the club.
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