After apparently losing out on Raphinha’s signing, Arsenal is prepared to make a bid for the Real Madrid star.
This summer, Arsenal has been heavily linked with a move for Leeds United winger Raphinha, and over the past month, they have been attempting to get in touch with the Brazilian.
However, according to a recent story in the Spanish media, the Gunners have encountered a setback in their pursuit and have identified Marco Asensio of Real Madrid as a workable alternative.
The best clubs in Europe are interested in Raphinha after he participated in a cutting-edge campaign with Leeds United in the Premier League last season. The 25-year-old winger, valued at £65 million, is regarded as one of the most magnificent prospects in the English first division.
According to the most recent update from Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Leeds United have reached a transfer agreement for Raphinha. Right now, Arsenal is essentially out of the running and should look for alternatives in the transfer market.
To complete their roster makeover under Mikel Arteta, the Gunners still need to recruit a few more players, and Marco Asensio would be a good addition. The Real Madrid forward has only one year left on his contract with Los Blancos after working hard for the entire previous season.
Arsenal has completed its pursuit of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and made significant progress toward achieving its transfer market goals. The Gunners’ quest to win the Premier League was hindered by a lack of goalscoring threat, and as a result, they failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Mikel Arteta may consider Marco Asensio as a different alternative given Raphinha’s conflict with Chelsea. The Real Madrid winger may not be able to fill Carlo Ancelotti’s starting eleven berth and may decide to join the Gunners in an effort to increase his chances of competing at this year’s World Cup.
Asensio is essentially more reasonable than a move for Raphinha, which is said to cost Arsenal £34 million. Liverpool and AC Milan are also monitoring what is happening at Real Madrid and could soon derail the Gunners’ aspirations.
For the past month, Mikel Arteta has worked extensively on the Arsenal team. He should continue to support his efforts throughout the summer to keep his team competitive in the Premier League. The Gunners should try to keep an eye on their opponents next season as they have yet to complete a best four completion in the league.