Report: Arsenal now want to sign ‘world-class’ attacker ahead of Tottenham after Gabriel Jesus injury
Tutto Juve reports that Arsenal now want to sign Barcelona attacker Memphis Depay to replace Gabriel Jesus – a player who’s also wanted by Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur.
Mikel Arteta was handed a huge blow during the World Cup as Jesus has picked up a knee injury while playing for Brazil.
The 25-year-old was handed his first start of the tournament against Cameroon but was forced off around the hour mark and ESPN reports he is facing up to three months on the sidelines.
Arsenal’s attacking depth has been highlighted as a potential stumbling block in terms of their Premier League title aspirations.
With just Eddie Nketiah as the only back-up option to Jesus, Arsenal are now seemingly eyeing a move for the ‘world-class’ Depay.
Arsenal want to sign Depay
Tutto Juve claims Arsenal are the latest side to join the race for Depay after losing Jesus to injury.
The Gunners feel a move for the Dutchman would make the most sense considering he is a ‘similar’ player to the Brazilian.
The Dutchman’s contract is set to run until the summer and he could be available at a cut-price in January.
They will face competition for his signature though, with the outlet claiming Juventus have been tracking the Barca forward.
90 Min claimed last month that Tottenham could also rekindle their interest in the 28-year-old after being linked with a move over the summer.
Depay was slightly underwhelming at the World Cup with Holland after working his way back from a thigh injury in time for the tournament.
The Barca man only managed to score once in five appearances and Louis van Gaal’s men exited the tournament last night after losing on penalties to Argentina.
That being said, Arsenal will mainly be looking for a short-term option to replace Jesus while he’s out.
Depay is a talented forward and has proven he can provide goals, even during a tough spell in Spain.
With reports suggesting he could be available for around £1.7 million, it seems like a no-brainer for Arsenal.
You may also like…
- Phil Foden left amazed by how much Bukayo Saka has improved
- Club chief suggests he may be powerless to resist if Arsenal bid for £35m player
- Saka and Grealish are still arguing over what happened when Man City beat Arsenal
- Rafael Leao’s asking price now slashed by £45m, after claims Arsenal want to sign him