Arsenal technical director Edu had a reasonably busy summer time transfer window. The Brazilian added six new gamers to the Gunners’ ranks, forking out over £140million on Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale Takehiro Tomiyasu, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares. Mikel Arteta’s new signings have loved a profitable couple of months at their new membership, avoiding defeat in every of their final ten outings throughout all competitions as they sit fifth within the present Premier League standings. Despite their spectacular kind, Arsenal proceed to be linked with a number of names forward of the January transfer window, with the likes of Renato Sanches, Dejan Kulusevski and Dusan Vlahovic all mooted as potential targets.
Now, El Chiringuito have reported that Barcelona are open to promoting central-midfielder Frenkie de Jong if the value is correct, with new head coach Xavi reportedly eager to lift funds given the Blaugrana’s troublesome monetary scenario. De Jong has established himself as certainly one of Europe’s most constant midfielders lately and would doubtless break the bank, with Transfermarkt valuing him at £81million. The Dutch worldwide would additionally doubtless wish to transfer to a membership plying their commerce within the UEFA Champions League, a contest that Arsenal have did not qualify in every of the final 5 seasons. However, the Gunners do have one benefit over potential patrons given de Jong’s admiration for the north London membership. Speaking to Voetbal International again in 2019, he mentioned: “I really thought Arsenal was fairly stunning prior to now. “In my thoughts I’ve had the next record for a very long time: Ajax-Arsenal-Barcelona, name it the Marc Overmars route “But sure, in the event you can go on to Barcelona, then you might be additionally proper the place you wish to be. Faster than you ever dared to dream.”