Arsenal reportedly in race to sign 20-year-old this summer, that previously claimed he was 'flattered' by move to The Emirates
Arsenal are reportedly battling numerous other Premier League sides in the race to sign Inter Milan striker Martin Satriano. The Uruguay international is yet to make his first-team debut, he could be sold on the cheap this summer. His comments on Arsenal this year, will surely tempt supporters.
Satriano, 20, has been in excellent form for Inter’s Primavera side – or reserves – scoring 14 goals in 25. It has seen the Uruguayan ace, dubbed the next Luis Suarez, appear on the first-team bench on a few occasions during 2020-21. That has also attracted the attention of Premier League clubs.
The Mail report that Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham and West Ham are keen. Inter need to raise funds and Satriano could go in a cut-price deal. His comments on Arsenal in February will certainly encourage Arsenal fans. He said he would be “flattered” to join a club like Arsenal.
Speaking to the Mail amid interest from Arsenal in February, Satriano said he was flattered by the Gunners in February – and Chelsea: “It is always flattering (the interest from the Premier League, yes, it is a sign that I am doing things well and that I have to continue down that path.”
Do Arsenal need Satriano?
Not particulrly – at the moment. The £2million (Mail) signing is clearly a top talent, he has the ability to score goals and could become a future bargain. But would Satriano’s arrival just hamper the progress of Folarin Balogun? The Arsenal youngster has just signed a new Arsenal contract.
Eddie Nketiah is in the final year of his contract and he remains on the books – but perhaps, not for long. Gabriel Martinelli is also a young striker up top. So, adding Satriano either hampers the progress of Balogun and Martinelli – or it prevents himself from developing.