Arsenal are reportedly putting on final touches on the transfer of Barcelona forward Memphis Depay. The Gunners sporting director Edu Gaspar believes that a potential deal is close.
Hence, it looks like the Premier League giants are close to signing their injured Gabriel Jesus replacement in January. Many sources also expect the deal to cost very less money than reported.
ARSENAL AND MEMPHIS DEPAY TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal believes that a deal is close for the signing of Memphis Depay from Barcelona The report also claims that sporting director Edu Gaspar is also positive about the deal. There is also a belief among the Gunners that his signing will not even use the smallest part of the budget. They also believe that personal terms should not be a problem despite his high wage demands. Hence, it looks like the replacement for the injured Gabriel Jesus is getting closer.
The only step that is required to complete the potential transfer is the final approval of exit by Barcelona head coach Xavi. A number of reports also claim that the La Liga giants are demanding 7 million for the Dutch forward. However, Arsenal believes that they can complete the deal for a fee of less than 5 million. Therefore, it looks like Edu Gaspar is again going to pull off a bargain transfer. A number of reports claim that a deal will be done in the first week of the January transfer window.
MYKHAYLO MUDRYK REMAINS THE TOP PRIORITY IN THE JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW FOR THE GUNNERS
Mykhaylo Mudryk is the main transfer target for Arsenal in the January transfer window. This is despite the reports that the winger is out of their price range. A number of reports claim that Shakhtar Donetsk are ready to negotiate a lower price for their star player. However, they are going to demand at least a fee of 60-70 million for their winger. Mykhaylo Mudryk has already agreed on personal terms with the Premier League giants for a move in the January transfer window.
It looks like the reported budget of 50 million for January is looking a fake. This looks like Mikel Arteta is going to get at least 100 million to spend in the January transfer window. A number of Gunners sources believe that they can seal a deal for their midfield target. It seems like the owners of the Premier League giants believe that this is the year to achieve Champions League football. Hence, it looks like the Arsenal squad is getting more stronger for the second half of the season.
This looks like the Arsenal sporting director Edu Gaspar is working hard to complete the incomings in the first week of the January transfer window. It looks like the last days of the transfer window will be focused on the outgoings. They will have to also focus on selling fringe players to deal with the FFP rule book.
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