Arsenal Transfer News: Emery Plotting Last Gasp £10m Swoop To Sign Exciting Winger
Arsenal are plotting a last gasp swoop to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele on an initial £10m loan deal as Unai Emery looks to pull off a late coup.
The summer transfer deadline day has arrived and managers are working hard to secure last minute deals so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are still eyeing Ousmane Dembele…
Arsenal are plotting a last gasp swoop to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele on an initial £10m loan deal as Unai Emery looks to pull off a late coup, according to reports in Spain via the Sun.
Emery has focussed on strengthening our defence so far this summer after bringing in five new signings since replacing Arsene Wenger but the Spanish coach is reportedly still keen to bring in a pacey wide player before the transfer window closes at 5pm today.
Lucas Perez is being tipped to join West Ham while Danny Welbeck is also being linked with a move away from the Emirates so would need to add some pace to our attack and Dembele has been strongly touted as a prime target in the media recently.
The French international was one of the most exciting players in Europe when he joined Barcelona in a big-money move from Borussia Dortmund last summer but he endured a frustrating debut campaign in Spain.
The 21-year-old missed a large portion of last season with a serious hamstring injury and struggled to force his way back in to the first team after returning to full fitness and Dembele could find himself even further down the pecking order following the arrival of Malcom this summer.
It’s led to speculation over a move to Arsenal and the Sun are citing a report from Mundo Deportivo that claims we’re looking to launch a late bid to sign Dembele on an initial loan on deadline day.
The Spanish publication says Arsenal are willing to pay a £10m loan fee to sign Dembele now with a view to paying a further £90m to make the move permanent next summer.
However, even if we can agree a deal with Barca, it looks like we may have some convincing to do if we want to lure Dembele to north London as the winger insisted last night he was staying at the Nou Camp.
Dembele is quoted as saying by the Sun:
“I’m staying at Barca, I’m ready to play the Super Cup.”
Dembele fuelled rumours of a move to Arsenal after being pictured at a dinner party with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan last week and it seems Emery is keen to reunite the former team-mates this summer.
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However, time is running out for us to not only get a deal agreed with Barcelona but also to persuade Dembele to join Arsenal so we’ll have to see how things develop over the coming hours.
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