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Arsenal are reportedly hoping to beat Tottenham for the signing of Barcelona forward Memphis Depay

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Arsenal are reportedly hoping to beat Tottenham for the signing of Barcelona forward Memphis Depay. Many reports are also claiming that the Gunners will make a bid soon for the Dutch forward.

The La Liga giants are also open to selling the Dutch forward to get his wages off their book. Hence, it looks like there is a deal to be made in the January transfer window.

ARSENAL AND MEMPHIS DEPAY TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY

According to reports, Arsenal are going to accelerate their efforts to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona. The report also claims that the La Liga giants are ready to accept a cut-price bid for their Dutch forward. Hence, it looks like a deal will benefit all the sides of the deal. The report also claims that Mikel Arteta likes the player. However, the forward will have to take a wage cut in order to facilitate a move to the Premier League giants in the January transfer window.

Although, Depay will get potentially more game time with the Gunners than with Barcelona. This is because of the major knee injury to their star striker Gabriel Jesus. Hence, Depay is surely going to start most of the games ahead of Eddie Nketiah. A certain set of Arsenal fans believe that Nketiah himself cannot help challenge in the Premier League title race. However, Memphis Depay will have tough competition after the recovery of Gabriel Jesus from injury. Hence, he needs to take all the factors into the account before making a final decision.

THE GUNNERS WILL HAVE TO BEAT THE TOP EUROPEAN SIDES FOR THE SIGNATURE OF THE DUTCH FORWARD

According to reports, Arsenal will have to beat the likes of Tottenham and Juventus for his signing. However, Juventus will only sign him for a free transfer. They do not want to spend the transfer fee on his signing. However, Antonio Conte wants him as the backup striker to Harry Kane. The Spurs have failed to sign an effective backup striker in the recent season. Hence, this might be the perfect opportunity for Tottenham to use the advantage of Champions League football over Arsenal.

The report also claims that Depay is intrigued by the challenge of coming back to the Premier League. A number of reports also claim that Manchester United are also showing interest in their former striker. However, trusted sources have dismissed this as baseless rumors to hot up the buying market. Barcelona remains desperate to get him off the books. This is because the Dutch forward earns over 100,000 pounds per week at Camp Nou.

Therefore, this is a perfect opportunity for Arsenal and other interesting sides to complete the signing of Memphis Depay. A number of reports also suggest that the La Liga giants are ready to sell him for as low as 1.7 million. However, the buying side will have to pay his full wages after signing him in the January or future transfer windows.

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