Arsenal Launch £25m Attacker Bid Following Positive Talks With Agent

By on June 7, 2016

The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal make their move for Riyad Mahrez…

Riyad Mahrez

Arsenal have launched a £25m bid for Leicester City attacker Riyah Mahrez after holding positive talks with the players agents, according to a report in the Express.

The Gunners have so-far been frustrated in their attempts to lure Jamie Vardy away from Leicester with the BBC reporting today that the striker has decided to delay making a decision over his proposed move to the Emirates until after Euro 2016.

However, it looks as though Arsene Wenger is ready to try and raid the newly-crowned Premier League champions for another one of their star players with the Express citing reports coming from Italy that claim we’ve tabled a £25m (€32m) offer for Riyah Mahrez.

The newspaper quotes Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri – who works for Gazzetta dello Sport – as saying that Arsenal tabled the opening offer after holding positive talks with the players agents where is was made clear that Mahrez would be open to the move.

Palmeri is quoted by the Express as saying:

“Arsenal have bid €32m for Mahrez. Arsenal, before bidding for Mahrez, had several meeting with the player’s entourage and the player is open for moving.”

Mahrez has just come off the back of a sensational season that saw him score 17 goals and provide 10 assists to help fire Leicester to a shock title win and his form saw him named as the PFA Player of the Year.

With Theo Walcott’s future at Arsenal in doubt, it appears Wenger has identified Mahrez as a potential replacement and I think the 25-year-old would be a superb addition if we could pull this off.

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I’m sure Leicester will do all they can to keep hold of the Algerian international, just as they are with Vardy, but Mahrez must be tempted by a move to Arsenal and I can see him forming a devastating attack alongside the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and perhaps his current team mate Vardy next season.

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5 Comments

  1. Peter Benovsky

    June 7, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Mahrez and Vardy to Arsenal!!!
    Vardy already signed his contract but wait now the same from Mahrez…
    Perfect

    • T

      June 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Vardy has not signed yet, he might not even come anymore.

  2. James

    June 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Forget Vardy. He should be crawling on his hands & knees to come to the Emirates. Who does he think he is? He is not an Arsenal player. We play offense not like Leicester. There are better for just that little bit more & in the Arsenal team I cannot see a problem setting in the EPL for a foreign player.

  3. taiwo oriyomi

    June 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    riyahd mahrez will be a gud addition to arsenal squad, forget abt vardy, mahrez , sanchez & oozil behind giroud arsenal is tittle winner next season insha allah

  4. Nick

    June 11, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Vardy is waiting for mahras to say yes ARSEN knows WHAT HE”S DOING !

    NICJ

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