Atletico Madrid have reportedly made an enquiry to Arsenal to signal out-on-loan defender William Saliba, who’s shining on mortgage at Marseille. But might the Gunners use it to their benefit, serving to an incoming of their very own?
Saliba, 21, has clocked up 45 appearances in all competitions for Marseille this season – serving to Jorge Sampaoli’s facet sit in a lofty second place behind PSG in Ligue 1 and reaching the Europa Conference League semi-finals.
L’Equipe, as per GFFN, declare Atletico Madrid need Saliba – who has since gained two caps for France whereas at Marseille. They have lodged an enquiry to get him, a participant that price Arsenal £30million again in the summertime of 2019.
It stays to be seen if Arsenal are open to bringing him in and integrating him, or letting him go – and if that’s the case, what sort of charge they need. But it might assist them of their pursuit of an Atletico Madrid participant – Joao Felix.
Could together with Saliba assist Arsenal signal Atletico star Felix?
Football London state that Arsenal need to signal Felix, a participant that price Atletico an infinite £113million (BBC) in the summertime that Saliba joined Arsenal. His skills have since been stifled in a defensive Atletico facet.
That is obvious in his stats. In 43 video games for Benfica, he scored 20 objectives and laid on 11 assists. In 111 video games for Atletico, he has solely managed 29 objectives and 15 assists. Many would argue that’s right down to being in a more durable league.
But it’s largely right down to being in a facet that’s extremely defensively-orientated. Felix could be tempted to go away and present the world what he’s able to, with a bit extra freedom and Arsenal are eager to offer him that.
His price ticket can be large, given he has since gained La Liga at Atletico. Arsenal might want to deliver that charge down, and if Atletico need Saliba, absolutely together with him in a deal is smart for all events concerned.
It would possibly simply be sufficient to make a player-plus-cash deal for Felix reasonably priced – if Arsenal embody Saliba, who’s prone to be valued greater than £30million due to his Marseille kind. A player-plus-cash deal needs to be pursued.
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