Arsenal’s ambitious transfer plans in the face of rival interest
Dusan Vlahovic: The €90 million Juventus striker
Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to sign Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, despite competition from Manchester United and other European clubs, including Bayern Munich.
Vlahovic’s agent, Darko Ristic, is said to be ‘seeking the best solutions’ for the player to advance his career.
However, Arsenal must be prepared to spend a significant amount of money, as it’s estimated that at least €90 million will be required to persuade Juventus to sell Vlahovic.
Gabri Veiga: Celta Vigo’s young midfield talent
The Gunners are targeting 20-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga.
Arsenal are reportedly Veiga’s preferred destination, but face competition from Real Madrid in addition to other Premier League sides.
Celta Vigo are struggling to retain the 20-year-old midfielder due to salary cap constraints, preventing them from increasing his €40 million release clause.
It is increasingly unlikely that Veiga will remain at Celta Vigo beyond June 30, as the club cannot offer him a higher salary or a top-level contract renewal.
Kaoru Mitoma: Brighton’s high-impact Japanese winger
Arsenal face competition from Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid for Brighton’s attacking winger Kaoru Mitoma.
The 25-year-old Japanese international has made a significant impact in the Premier League this season, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 26 competitive matches.
Arsenal have shown interest in Mitoma, whose contract runs until summer 2025.
However, Brighton reportedly plans to offer him a contract extension and have no intention of selling him after just one season.
Arsenal’s strategy and budget to secure top targets
Arsenal, led by Mikel Arteta, aims to bolster their squad this summer with significant signings.
The club’s financial power could help secure top talent, despite competition from other European giants, but who that will end up being is hard to tell at this stage as the names being linked come thick and fast.