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If Arsenal land Kostas Manolas it will surely spell the end of Rob Holding

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If Arsenal land Kostas Manolas it will surely spell the end of Rob Holding

The Roma defender has been heavily linked with a switch to the Gunners this summer.

Arsenal might not have the most substantial budget this summer but that won’t stop them trying to add new recruits to Unai Emery’s squad.

The Daily Mail has reported that just £45 million will be available for transfers during the close season.

That won’t leave the Gunners much room for maneuver in a competitive market but nonetheless, Emery will hope to sign some players.

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One man who could be on Arsenal’s radar is Greek defender Kostas Manolas.

The Mirror reports that Manchester United will rival the Gunners to sign the Roma defender.

Italian news outlet Calciomercato has claimed that Manolas has a £31 million release clause in his contract.

The 27-year-old has played 29 games in all competitions for Roma but looks set to depart this summer.

 

The defender is paid just shy of £60k-a-week in Italy (Silly Season), so in that sense, he wouldn’t break the bank.

Manolas would definitely be an upgrade on the current central defenders at the club, but it would cast huge doubts over the future of Rob Holding.

The defender signed for the Gunners from Bolton in 2916 for £2 million, as per BBC Sport.

Arsene Wenger clearly saw something in the youngster and he has 60 Gunners appearances under his belt.

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He has featured just 10 times for Emery this season and it seems conclusive that the Spaniard doesn’t really fancy him.

The arrival of Manolas in London would surely spell the end for Holding’s career at the Emirates Stadium.

Although there is a decent player within Holding somewhere, he has never really shown the required quality when it comes to playing for an elite club.

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