Report: Arsenal encouraged to take 'incredible' midfielder on loan-to-buy deal, just a week after readying £25m bid
Italian giants Juventus are hoping that Arsenal come in with another bid for midfielder Arthur Melo, this time in a loan-to-buy deal.
Arthur has been on the radar of Mikel Arteta’s side for some time now. He very nearly joined in January and has remained a player of interest into this summer, despite the Gunners already spending more than £100m on new players once again. Indeed, it was only last week that Rudy Galetti claimed that Arsenal were now ready to make a bid for the Juventus player.
And according to SportMediaSet this weekend, Juventus are hoping that the Gunners take Melo from them in what would be a loan deal, with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.
Melo, who was described as an ‘incredible‘ talent while with Barcelona, is said to be valued by the Turin club at around the £25m mark. However, Arsenal would be loathed to pay that fee this summer, given the amount they’ve spent already.
The Gunners are expected to keep making moves in the market if the right player becomes available. But right now, Juventus are probably living more in hope when it comes to Arthur moving to Arsenal.
TBR’s View: Arsenal Don’t Need Arthur Melo Right Now
There was a time when Arsenal would have loved to sign Melo and needed him in the ranks. However, after landing the likes of Vieira and Zinchenko this summer, the need to land Melo now isn’t exactly a priority.
Of course, Arthur Melo is a decent enough player. He would improve the Arsenal squad and add depth to what is already a healthy looking squad.
However, the time seems to have passed when it comes to Arsenal signing Melo as a matter of urgency, and Juventus might find themselves disappointed on this one.
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