Arsenal transfer manager Edu might be in line for a £20 million windfall to help fund a move for James Maddison.
Arsenal’s pursuit of Leicester’s James Maddison could be aided by a financial boost.
Arsenal could get a monetary boost as they continue their rumored pursuit of Leicester City midfielder James Maddison. Brighton are apparently willing to offer £20 million for attacker Eddie Nketiah, perhaps assisting Arsenal in their pursuit of the England midfielder.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is looking to add more attacking quality to his squad this summer in order to improve on last season’s poor eighth-place finish in the Premier League.
Arsenal are on the lookout for a new attacking midfielder following Martin Odegaard’s loan term at the club, which ended with the Norwegian returning to his parent club Real Madrid.
Odegaard’s departure has left a void in the squad, and Maddison is said to be at the top of Arsenal’s wishlist to fill it.
The 24-year-old scored 11 goals in 42 appearances for the Foxes last season and is regarded as one of English football’s top creative players, with 10 assists across all competitions.
And now Arsenal could be on the verge of receiving a cash injection that will strengthen their prospects of completing the transaction.
Brighton are preparing a move for Nketiah, according to the Sun, in order to address their wastefulness in front of goal.
Last season, the 22-year-old battled to break into the Arsenal first squad, making just 17 Premier League appearances and scoring just twice.
The striker, though, is still young enough to improve, which is why the Seagulls are apparently willing to pay £20 million to recruit him.
The Gunners might then utilize the money obtained as part of the trade to bring Maddison to the Emirates.
Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, has hinted that he will stay at the King Power Stadium.
“I believe so,” Rodgers remarked last week when asked about the possible move. Nothing has been said to indicate that he won’t be.
“He enjoys himself in training and puts in a lot of effort. He’s only recently become a father, so he’s taking on new responsibilities off the field as well.
“Obviously, there’s a lot of rumors and speculation going around, especially at this time of year.
“However, James is a critical member of our team here.”
In the Foxes’ Community Shield triumph over Manchester City, Maddison came on as a substitute. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”