Report: Arsenal chief Edu has just held transfer talks with 'world class' 26-goal striker's agent
According to a report from The Express, Arsenal have made the first move to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez this summer.
The Gunners are set to lose Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah at the end of this season. They are both expected to walk away as free agents and that makes at least one new striker, if not two, an absolute necessity for Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal are expected by everyone to make a statement signing in the summer window. That becomes all the more essential if they qualify for the Champions League, and it looks like their shortlist is now ready.
Among plenty of names on Arteta’s wish list, Nunez is one who seems the most gettable.
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Arsenal open talks with agents of Darwin Nunez
Nunez is arguably the best striker in the Portuguese top-flight at the moment.
The Uruguayan has scored 26 times already this season and ex-Benfica boss Jorge Jesus even described him as a ‘world-class‘ striker in the making.
The report claims that Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar has already held background talks with Nunez’s agents about a potential move to the Emirates in the summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old would be a quality addition but there are others on Arsenal’s wish list as well.
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Other strikers on Mikel Arteta’s shortlist
Arteta’s main target in January was Dusan Vlahovic but a move for the Serbian is impossible now.
As a result, Arsenal have turned their attention to six other strikers who are performing incredibly well in Europe at the moment.
The report claims that along with Nunez, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Lille Jonathan David, Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Chelsea’s Armando Broja and Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad are all being monitored.
It will be interesting to see who Arsenal will end up with but with talks already opened with Nunez’s representatives, it won’t be a surprise to see him make his way to the Emirates before the start of next season.
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