Arsenal News Summary: Deal Close, Big Money Move For International No.9, Battle For Portuguese Wonderkid
Arsene Wenger confirmed that Arsenal are in talks with Scottish giants Rangers over agreeing a loan deal for highly-rated Gunners starlet Jon Toral.
Arsene Wenger seems to be unhappy with Toral’s lack of playing time at La Liga outsiders Granada where 21-year-old midfielder managed to make only six appearances, especially after Toral had a successful season-long spell with Birmingham in the last campaign where the 21-year-old scored eight times in 36 appearances and being dubbed as Gunners one of the best talents.
The Gunners have sent the likes of Kyle Bartley and Gedion Zelalem to Rangers in the past and Wenger says‘We work on it to see if it is possible, yes,’ said Wenger.
Asked whether the move to Mark Warburton’s side would benefit Toral, Wenger replied: ‘Yes,because he has played games there [for Granada] but at the moment he doesn’t play and personally I think it would be a good transition for him.’
The 21-year-old midfielder has been one of the brightest prospects at Arsenal’s youth academy and first-team minutes is important for his progress.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with signing big name striker in the middle of the season, however, it seems that Frenchman now has turned his attention to Portuguese starlet Andre Silva
Reports from Portuguese newspaper O’jogo reports Arsenal’s hopes of signing Porto’s sensation Andre Silva and Real Madrid have joined the race for his signature.
The 21-year-old striker has been in stunning form since the start of the current campaign scoring 10 goals in 16 appearances in the Portuguese Super League and added five more goals in the Champions League and Silva played a crucial role to help his side to a secure place in the CL 1/16.
Real Madrid are currently under a transfer embargo but will be allowed to sign players again in the summer and are keen on Silva, whole Arsenal are desperate to strengthen frontline to return Alexis Sanchez on his main position instead of placing him as a No.9.
Serie A outfits Torino sporting director has confirmed Arsenal bid for highly-demanded Italian striker Andre Belotti, according to the Telegraph reports.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has remained coy over moves in the January transfer window, however, Frenchman is keen on to strengthen forward area in order to return Alexis Sanchez on his main position (winger).
The 23-year-old striker who has been in fine form for Serie A outfits Torino has scored 13 goals in 16 appearances.
Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi insists the club want to keep the highly-demanded international no.9 despite offers from Arsenal and hosts of European giants.
‘Yes, we received the offer, but it does not reflect the value of the player,’ Petrachi told Sky Sport Italia.
‘Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we’ll see what happens.
‘We intend to keep Belotti and President Urbano Cairo signed this important buy-out clause. I think he’s worth more than they have offered.’
Arsenal are currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table only eight points separating from the first spot.