Arsenal react as Leicester City near signing of Boubakary Soumare
Boubakary Soumare is set to sign for Leicester City, according to The Telegraph, and Arsenal supporters are not best pleased about missing out on the midfield warrior.
It looks as though the Foxes have won the race to secure the talented player for just £15 million once the summer transfer window reopens.
The 22-year-old was set for a move to Newcastle last summer but he opted to stay with Lille instead. That move looks to have paid dividends as he could lift the Ligue 1 title at the weekend.
He could be set to leave in the summer though and Leicester look to have won the race to secure his services ahead of next season.
The news has been met with disgust by Arsenal supporters, with plenty seemingly believing he would have been an ideal signing at the Emirates Stadium.
At 22 Soumare has bags of potential and it would seem as though the Gunners faithful were hopeful he could bolster their engine room instead.
It seems as though the Arsenal fan base think the Foxes are getting themselves a steal and have taken to Twitter in disgust.
Here is what they had to say as Brendan Rodgers closes in on a coup.
Soumare + Aouar for £40-45 odd is daylight robbery. Those are the moves we should be making.
We have good relationships with Lille and Lyon. We’ve done some of their biggest deals ever. And we didn’t even consider making a move? No links?
— aaron (@Awin1955) May 19, 2021
Love how everyone raving about Soumaré but I was screaming arsenal to sign him last season and people was laughing now look at you all.
— 🧔🏾KESH (@_KESH_) May 14, 2021
2 players that Arsenal should have targeted! Especially Soumare https://t.co/HHSIvXBJfK
— Mr Arsenal🇬🇭 #SpeakUpGhana (@mikaogh2) May 19, 2021
if we miss out on soumare for 15m that will be the biggest crime of the decade
— kkkkk (@egan_AFC) May 19, 2021
£15m for Soumare 😭😭
Absolute steal man…
— سي. ديب (@Chandradeep_) May 19, 2021
— 𝓐𝓻𝓽𝓮𝓽𝓪'𝓼 𝓦ø𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓻𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓭 #KrœnkeOut (@Shrikantz89) May 19, 2021