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TBR View: Arsenal would be making a big mistake in signing £6m-rated defender

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TBR View: Arsenal would be making a big mistake in signing £6m-rated defender

Arsenal are reportedly interested in bringing Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa to the Emirates before the end of the month, with the defender out of contract at the end of the season – but surely he is a waste of money.

The Sun have claimed that Arsenal are interested in landing France international Kurzawa for a bargain £6million, given PSG will need to sell him this month if they are to receive any cash for his services.

Kurzawa has become second choice on the left side of the defence since the signing of Spain international Juan Bernat, limiting Kurzawa to just six league starts this season. Signed from Monaco for £20million (Sun) in 2015, he has played only 114 times.

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Arsenal were initially looking to sign Kurzawa in the summer on a free transfer, which could have been orchestrated as soon as now on a pre-contract agreement – a similar deal to the one that saw Aaron Ramsey move to Juventus.

 

But with Kieran Tierney out until March after dislocating his shoulder against West Ham United and Sead Kolasinac with a thigh strain, just a few weeks after coming back from a long-standing ankle issue – Kurzawa has been targeted this month.

Signing Kurzawa, though, a player that is obviously in recession, makes absolutely no sense. Yes, the Frenchman was a top player in his early twenties and started well at PSG following his move from Monaco – but that was quite some time ago.

He is now a player that is clinging on to the reputation that he boasted four or five years in the past. His price tag, a measly £6million, is proof enough of how far he has fallen. Total Sportek claim he earns about £64,000 a week.

But signing a player who is on such substantial money to ultimately become Arsenal’s third left-back is utterly pointless, especially when Bukayo Saka can do a job there too. Arsenal have got to avoid Kurzawa at all costs.

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