Arsenal reportedly agree private phrases with attacking midfielder
It’s no secret that arsenal and Mikel Arteta are desperately looking for a central attacking midfielder. Martin Odegaard’s brief stint was proof that the Gunners needed a player in that position.
Attempts to bring Houssem Aouar to the Emirates last summer, but the club could not agree on a transfer with Lyon. In addition, other departures such as Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos and Lucas Torreira leave a gap in midfield. While Arsenal vouch for a box-to-box role for Manuel Locatelli, they have several candidates for a more offensive role.
So far, they have been able to complete two transfers in the window. Nuno Tavares from Benfica and Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht have been confirmed, while Ben White comes closer. If necessary, Max Aarons is also considered a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin.
The crucial transfer window could be a glimmer of hope for the Gunners unit as they reportedly managed to negotiate personal terms with one of their dream goals.
Arsenal offers James Maddison a bumper deal
The London club has been a longtime admirer of Leicester City‘s James Maddison. Since the demise of Mesut Özil, they have often struggled with creativity in the field. Despite having young, eclectic players like Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka in their ranks, an accomplished, well-rounded, attacking midfielder was long overdue for Arsenal.
According to Gary Stephenson on Twitter, the Premier League club has reached an agreement with the playmaker on wages and bonuses. He also assumes that, unlike Ben White, it will be the signing in the summer festival.
Despite the progress made in talks with the player, Arsenal have to formally contact the club. Leicester currently has no plans to sell its star players. However, the 2015-16 Premier League champions are believed to accept a transfer fee of around £ 80m. Arsenal are only ready to offer £ 60million.
The reported contract being offered to Maddison stipulates that he will earn double the wage he is currently earning at Leicester. In addition, the Gunners will offer the playmaker the No. 10 jersey in the club.
Gunners are planning a lot for an upswing towards Europe
Continental competition is high on Mikel Arteta’s agenda. The club reached a new low in the past season and thus; they are free from European tournaments.
In what is arguably their most significant transfer window in the recent past, it is of the utmost importance that the Spaniard recruits members.
He had a say in exits, but they also need to fill the void in time to avoid another routine debacle.
They got off to a tough start to the new campaign with no wins from the first two games. First, the Gunners lost 2-1 to Hibernian. Then a 2-2 draw against the Rangers. They came back twice in the game that saw a debut goal from Tavares.