Arsenal News Summary: £52.8m-rated Forward Scouted, Versatile Midfielder on Radar, New Deal for duo
According to the Portuguese newspaperO Jogo reports, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger planning to strengthen attacking options in January due to Danny Welbecks injury problems in the recent years and preparing move for Porto striker Andre Silva who has £52.8m release-clause in his current deal.
Arsene Wenger has reportedly sent scouts to watch Silva in action during Porto’s Champions League clash against PL defending champions Leicester City.
Wenger has been impressed with Silva since he has watched him at the under-20 World Cup.
The 20-year-old forward has already an insane record for his country’s international levels with
Under-21: 4 goals in 3 games
Under-20: 8 goals in 10 games
The Portuigues starlet due to his increidible performances has been rewarded with a five-year deal by Porto earlier in the summer, which includes a huge £52.8 million release-clause, according to the ESPN reports.
He has begun the season in fine form, scoring five goals in seven Primeria Liga games, and providing two assists and it’s not a big surprise to see his form is catching the attention of the Gunners.
His price tag, if Porto stuck to demanding the full release clause it could be a problem for Gunners and might search another options during the January transfer window.
According to the Bleachereport news, Arsenal are keeping tabs on young midfielder Vincent Koziello who is currently playing for Ligue 1 leaders Nice and being tipped to be one of the most promising starlet in France.
The attacking midfielder came through the youth ranks at Nice before making his debut in 2014 and since then has become a regular member of Lucien Favre’s side.
Last term he made 37 appearances for Nice after scoring three goals and providing six assists in Ligue 1.
This season the France under-21 international has been a regular once again in midfield and with a help of former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli his side are currently on top of the League table.
According to the reports from Le10 Sport reports, Arsene Wenger’s side are currently seeking a replacement for Santi Cazorla who has entered in his final year of the current deal and could leave club next season.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side will face competition from Serie A champions Juventus to capture his signature and Inter Milan that are in rebuilding process and seeking young talents like Joao Mario, Gabigol.
Nigerian sensation Alex Iwobi is in line for a bumper new deal at Arsenal – just six months after his last deal due to his fine form.
Six Month ago Iwobi agreed to sign a £25,000-a-week deal and now Arsene Wenger planning to reward him with a new bumper deal and he is in line after Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin.
The 20-year-old Nigeria international has been in stunning form so far and become one of the key players for Arsene Wenger starting lineup.
Wenger has been impressed with a progress of Nigerian forward and has been giving him more first-team football.
Nigeria international ace has been one of Wenger’s best recent success stories at Emirates stadium and Arsenal want to tie him down and fend-off interest from the hosts of European clubs including AC Milan and Juventus.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wegner is desperate to tied down another young prospect Hector Bellerin who has been heavily linked with a move to rival camp Manchester City.
Wenger is also hopeful of tying down Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to big new deals and keep a strong squad that will be capable to fight for the Premier League trophy.