As Mikel Arteta makes a lot of changes in the transfer window, it appears that Arsenal’s summer plans center on an overhaul in the midfield area. Last season, Arsenal came close to winning the Premier League, but Manchester City won it in May. Arteta will aim to build on that upward trajectory and continue competing for years with a young team at his disposal. One thing that is obvious is the need for quality and depth given rising expectations, a return to the Champions League, and domestic tournaments to contend in. Here are some highlights of Arsenal Transfer News of the Week.
Gunners interested in Brazilian wonderkid
Duilio Monteiro Alves, president of Corinthians, and Edu Gaspar, director of Arsenal, met to discuss Pedrinho. The head of the Gunners expressed interest in making a bid for the 17-year-old there. Although the offer has not yet been made, it has been “made clear” that they will make an effort in the future. Arsenal Transfer News Brazilian club informed the player’s staff that they could shortly get into negotiations with him for this reason.
The study provides no information on the expense of this move. Even if it is obvious that Arsenal won’t pay anywhere close to that, Pedrinho is protected by Corinthians with a €120 million release clause, which allows the South American club the opportunity to demand whatever they want. Also Read:Manchester United Transfer News: Manchester United bid for a Danish youngster, Late takeover affecting transfers.
Arsenal in talks for Ajax defender Timber
Ajax and Arsenal are in negotiations for the services of defender Jurrien Timber. Discussions have been deemed “very positive,” and it seems like everyone is eager to reach an agreement. Two years remain on Timber’s deal, which is worth almost €50 million (£42.8 million). According to reports, one offer has already been turned down, but Arsenal is still figuring out a price and a payment plan internally. The Gunners have been keeping an eye on Timber’s development this season after considering him in January as they want to boost competition in defensive positions. Also Read: Top 5 football news of the day:17th June 2023
West Ham rejects Arsenal’s bid for Declan Rice
Arsenal suggested paying the original amount over a four-year period and the add-ons, if any were reached, over a five-year period. Even if West Ham is willing to sell for less if a player is included in the transaction, that valuation is far lower than their £120 million estimate. The Gunners had first proposed £80 million plus add-ons, which would have been paid in a series of gradual installments with a number of stringent conditions attached.
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