Arsenal reportedly tracking future free agent Dries Mertens
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Arsenal reportedly tracking future free agent Dries Mertens

Arsenal are reportedly interested in a deal to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli, according to a report in Italy. 

The Belgian star is all set to leave Napoli at the end of the current season, with his contract due to expire at the end of June. 

Considering he has scored 121 goals in 309 appearances since moving to Italy in 2013, the diminutive frontman will be a much-coveted commodity in the summer. 

Arsenal, according to Il Mattino, are keeping tabs on the situation, along with Atletico Madrid.

Dejection of Dries Mertens of Napoli after a missed goal during the football Serie A match Us Sassuolo v SSC Napoli at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy on December 22, 2019

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Mertens, who has scored 12 goals in 29 appearances for Napoli this season, turns 33 in May. However, considering the financial ramifications of the current global health crisis, a free agent of Mertens’ calibre is likely to have plenty of teams on high alert and Arsenal are one such team. 

Mertens would be a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is continually being linked with a move away from the club in the summer as he is approaching the final year of his current Arsenal contract. 

Arsenal will undoubtedly be part of a long queue to sign the Belgian this summer but will hopeful they can win the battle for one of Europe’s most wanted free agents.

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