Club president confirms 8-goal gem has rejected a contract offer; Arsenal and Leicester are linked
Toulouse President Damien Comolli has revealed that French side have yet to receive offers for Arsenal and Leicester City-linked Amine Adli.
Reports at the beginning of the month claimed that the Gunners and the Foxes were interested in the forward. However, it was thought that AC Milan had agreed on personal terms with the 21-year-old.
The gem has just 12 months left on his current deal and the Ligue 2 side’s president confirmed he’s been offered an extension. However, the figure confirmed the player rejected the side’s offer of a new deal.
Adli was in sensational form for the team last season, scoring eight times and assisting seven in 33 league games.
When talking about Adli’s situation, Comolli said: “He is here, he has an extension offer. Since last July, I have been trying to extend his contract. I think I have held 12 or 13 meetings.”
“He did not want to, which I regret but respect on the other hand because he is someone who handled himself very well throughout the whole of last season, we have to underline that. For the moment, I am getting a lot of phone calls, but no offers.”
TBR View: Arsenal and Leicester have the edge in the race for Adli deal
Arsenal and Leicester have been given hope over a deal for Adli after news he’s rejected a new deal.
The talented forward seemingly has half of Europe at his doorstep, however, the attraction of joining an English club may give the sides an advantage.
Both English clubs are able to offer more money and a higher quality of football than other clubs.
The Premier League has risen to the forefront of European football in recent years. Four English clubs have contested two of the last three Champions League finals. Meanwhile, three have contested two of the last three Europa League finals.
It’s this level of competitiveness which will attract the best talents in the continent.
However, due to the level of competition in the race to sign him, both clubs may have to fork out a large sum.
But, overall, a big-money move for such a talented player would be worth it. The ace’s victory in the Ligue 2 player of the year award shows he’s a risk worth taking.