Opinion: Should Arsenal hijack Chelsea’s £85 million move for Bundesliga star?
Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their interest in Leon Bailey, but should they hijack Chelsea’s move?
here has been alot of speculation in the media suggesting that Chelsea are willing to splash around £85 million in the summer to try and acquire the services of Bailey, who has become one of the most exciting wingers in the Bundesliga over the last few seasons.
Frank Lampard is keen to bolsters his squad at the end of the season and improve the side enough to get back challenging for that Premier League title, and also as a possible replacement for the likes of Willian and Pedro. who have been tipped to leave the club at the end of the season.
However, despite all the interest shown in the young man from the likes of Bayern and Chelsea, and the non-interest shown in the player by the Gunners, The German side are hoping that Mikel Arteta gets the funds and shows some kind of interest,
Arteta is known to be keen to add another winger to the side in the coming windows, especially as record-signing Leon Bailey has not yet shown the capabilities to match that massive £72 million price tag that Arsenal paid to land his services.
And the Express claim that the German club’s preference is to sell their prized asset to an English side over losing another player to Bayern Munich, with the report adding that has opened the door for Arsenal to compete with Chelsea for Bailey, but only on the condition that they sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
However, with the Gunners notorious for not spending the kind of money it would take to land the likes of Bailey and then a few more players, the Likes of Chelsea and Bayern still lead the chase to land the gifted and speedy Jamaican.
Arsenal do need to add something different to their attack and Bailey is certainly that, but they spent £72 million on Nicolas Pepe last summer and looked what happened! If They are going to spend that kind of money on a player, then why not spend it on players like Philippe Coutinho? who is going for £77 million in the summer.
Bailey is decent, but not ready for the Premier League just yet.
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