Arsenal may have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Valencia striker Maxi Gomez, with the club’s president stating player sales will need to be made.
The Spanish club are in a precarious financial position at the moment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
They were forced to sell key players such as Rodrigo, Ferran Torres, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Francis Coquelin in the last transfer window.
But it seems more funds need raising, with Anil Murthy saying (as quoted by AS): “We have two difficult years ahead and there will be additional player sales.
“We will adjust the cost of the squad to the global economic reality.”
It’s explained by the outlet that manager Javi Gracia is fearful of losing Gomez, 24, who is thought to be a more significant means of raising funds for the club.
Arsenal were linked with a move for the Uruguayan last week (Daily Mail).
TBR’s View – Hope for Arsenal with Valencia under pressure?
By all accounts Valencia are in a bit of a mess financially at the moment, and there could be a real opportunity here for the Gunners.
Gomez would bring qualities not possessed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
The South American – who joined Valencia for a reported €14.5 million/£13 million in 2019 (OneFootball)- is burly and physical and would bring something different for Mikel Arteta.
It seems he could well be a sacrifical lamb next month, and Arsenal have surely got to do some enquiring to see what Valencia want for him.