Report: Arsenal handed potential boost in hopes of signing £30m attacking ace as PSG talks stall
Arsenal are looking quite busy in the transfer market, judging by the multiple reports.
It’s no surprise really, given the Gunners struggled last season and could do with bolstering their ranks.
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing reinforcements all over the pitch, and have been linked with exciting attacker Joaquin Correa.
The Gunners are apparently up against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain in pursuit of the Lazio and Argentina ace.
However, a report from Tuttomercatoweb suggests Arsenal may have been handed a boost.
Given the impact on the football industry from everything that’s been happening in the world, many clubs will be a lot more frugal.
And according to TMW, talks between PSG and Lazio have stalled due to the former’s need to raise funds first.
Apparently, they must find a buyer for Angel di Maria or Julian Draxler first before having the means to move for Correa.
This hands Arsenal a great opportunity to potentially get themselves to the front of the queue.
And given Correa is such a talented player, the Gunners should look to push on and leapfrog the other suitors.
According to TMW, Lazio value the Argentina attacker at 35m euro, or around £30m.
A separate report, from Calciomercato, claims the Biancocelesti are eager to sell the 26-year-old, but for around £43m.
Arsenal transfer talk: Can Gunners land the new Kaka?
Correa came through the ranks at Estudiantes before joining Italy’s Sampdoria in January 2015.
Sevilla then bought him for around £16.3m in the summer of 2016.
Two years later, Correa then joined Lazio for around £13.8m, and has made 117 appearances for the Rome-based club.
He has scored 30 goals and registered 18 assists in light blue.
Correa has also won the Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup while at the Stadio Olimpico.
In 2019, Correa cited Brazil icon Kaka as his inspiration, in conversation with Il Quotidiano.
“I’ve always had a player of reference: Kaka,” he said.
“He wasn’t a striker but played further back and scored lots of goals.”
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