Arsenal launch ambitious move for £72 million Serie A winner

Written by Edward Pitt

July 27, 2021

Every year it is standard for Arsenal to be linked with every player under the sun. In fact, if we actually signed every player we were linked with we’d have won the Champions League by now!

The main targets this summer seem to be in midfield, with concrete links to the likes of Maddison, Aouar and Odegaard.

However, some more left field links have included players like Camavinga, Tammy Abraham and Bernardo Silva.

The latest link is with Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez. The 23-year-old notched 17 Serie A goals last season to help secure Inter the league title. However, worryingly for the powers that be at Inter, he has just 2 years left on his current deal and is yet to renew.

It has been reported by the Telegraph that Arsenal have registered their interest in the player. Edu is thought to be extremely keen on making him a marque signing alongside a creative midfielder like Odegaard. Arsenal are in for a striker this window, though a creative midfielder seems to be the priority.

It wouldn’t be an impossible deal to get done, but it would be very, very tough. The player has a market value of £72 million, meaning Arsenal could be looking at breaking their transfer record to sign him.

What might make the deal slightly easier is Inter’s interest in Hector Bellerin. It had been reported that Arsenal wanted £15 million for him, but due to a lack of funds, Inter only wanted a loan with an option to buy next summer. Perhaps a £60 million-plus Bellerin offer for Martinez might actually be persuasive.

I think it would be a fantastic signing. A young, dynamic striker who is comfortable going in behind or picking the ball up from deep. It would lead to a very free flowing attack.

But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This might be one of those freak signings that Arsenal occasionally make; remember how crazy it seemed when we signed Ozil or Aubameyang. However, generally, Arsenal doesn’t make these types of signings unless they really believe in the player. Let’s wait and see, but right now this is nothing more than a rumor.

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