Arsenal and Everton are reportedly going head to head for Lazio attacker Joaquin Correa, according to claims in Italy. The Argentina international has starred for Maurizio Sarri’s new side over the course of the past 12 months – and Arsenal fans are desperate for him to be signed this summer.
Correa, 26, has had a hand in 17 goals during the 2020-21 campaign – shining under the guidance of Simone Inzaghi. But it feels like a transition period at Lazio, with Inzaghi leaving after six years in charge to join Inter Milan. The future of Lazio’s star players are in doubt.
Italian outlet Solo Lo Lazio claim that Correa is a target for both Arsenal and Everton. The report states that both Premier League clubs have opened talks to sign the five-time Argentina international, speaking to his agent. It is claimed that Lazio want £30million for the attacker.
What are Arsenal fans saying about Correa?
However, Arsenal are only willing to pay £17million as of now. Naturally a striker or a number 10, Correa also offers cover on the flanks and might be just the kind of summer signing Arsenal need. That is, especially with Martin Odegaard looking more and more likely to return to Real Madrid.
Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to the potential purchase of Correa. Many believe he would be a good addition to Mikel Arteta’s side – though they may have to wait until Correa’s participation at Copa America ends.