Arsenal fans want club to sign Holland player, after Euro 2020 efforts
Denzel Dumfries was in the Holland team yesterday as they crashed out of Euro 2020. Czech Republic beat them 2-0 and afterwards, Arsenal fans raved about the Dutch defender.
It was arguably the biggest shock of the tournament so far. The Czechs were sublime, whilst Holland were left to wonder what might have been.
Dumfries has excelled for PSV since arriving from Heerenveen in the summer of 2018. Last season he scored four times and claimed nine assists from 41 appearances.
The captain looks set to leave the Eredivisie outfit this summer. Plenty of suitors look set to come forward with the player having a release clause of just £12.8 million.
Arsenal fans hope that their club is one of the interested parties. Mikel Arteta will likely be chasing a right-back this summer, with Hector Bellerin likely to leave.
The Gunners aren’t blessed with a plethora of options on the right-hand side of defence. As a result, they could enter the market and Dumfries would be a decent addition.
The 25-year-old scored twice at Euro 2020. He notched in the 3-2 win over Ukraine before scoring in a 2-0 victory over Austria in Holland’s second group game.
He fits the bill of a defender in the modern-day mould. Dumfries loves to get forward and that is reflected in the number of goal contributions he got last season.
PSV boss Roger Schmidt has already suggested he will leave this summer. After a strong Euro 2020 the chances of him staying at PSV are remote at best.
The 22-cap player has just two years left to run on his contract. With that in mind, PSV will be mindful of letting his contract run down any further.
Arsenal fans keen to see Dumfries added
The Gunners won’t have European football to contend with next season. As a result, the could be limited as to who they might be able to attract.
Dumfries would be a very decent addition. He’s at a nice age, would arrive on the back of a good European Championship and would also fit Arteta’s style superbly well.
He loves to get forward and is the sort of defender who could really excite the Arsenal supporters.
Dumfries wouldn’t cost much at all and as a result, the Gunners would be foolish not to consider him. PSV are resigned to losing him this summer and now could be the time to pounce.
Arteta knows he will need a good start next season. An eighth place finish won’t do next season, especially if the club’s board back him with a substantial amount of cash.
Arsenal need players to come in who are willing to put in a real shift. Dumfries is capable of doing that and he’s displayed real passion for Holland at Euro 2020.
Despite defeat yesterday, Arsenal fans were still impressed with Dumfries. They took to Twitter to discuss his performance and how they’d quite like him at Arsenal.
Here is what they had to say regarding a potential summer move for the Holland right-back.
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