Arsenal On Verge Of Agreeing Record £60m Deal For Prolific Attacker
Arsenal are on the verge of agreeing a £60m deal to sign Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir as Arsene Wenger looks to rejuvenate his options in the final third
The transfer window may be closed but clubs are still working hard ahead of January and next summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are linked with Nabil Fekir….
Arsenal are on the verge of agreeing a £60m deal to sign Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir as Arsene Wenger looks to rejuvenate his options in the final third, according to the Daily Star.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are yet to sign extensions so with their deals due to expire in June, widespread reports suggest we could decide to cash-in when the transfer window re-opens in January.
The Daily Star suggest we’ll demand around £30m each for our attacking duo and Arsene Wenger will use the money to buy replacements with Fekir seemingly identified as a key target.
The newspaper claims Arsenal are already in advanced negotiations to sign the Lyon attacking midfielder with a deal worth at least £60m described as being ‘almost done’.
We signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for £52m last summer so if this proposed £60m deal for Fekir does come to fruition then it would become a club record transfer.
The 24-year-old has been in sensational form so far this season having scored 11 goals in his 11 Ligue 1 games making him one of the most prolific attackers in Europe right now.
The French international is predominantly a central attacking midfielder but he can play through the middle or even out wide so he could be considered as a replacement for either Ozil or Sanchez.
Fekir is still contracted to Lyon until 2020 and we all know how difficult chairman Jean-Michel Aulas can be with negotiations but the Daily Star say Arsenal are confident of getting the deal finalised.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months but I would be glad to see Ozil and Sanchez sold in January as long as we could secure top class replacements.
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Fekir would be a superb addition to the squad if we could get a deal agreed but I’m not convinced Lyon will be prepared to do business mid-season so we may have to wait until the summer – and I wouldn’t be surprised if they held out for more than the £60m being suggested in the newspapers.
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