Barcelona Transfer News: According to reports, Arsenal is prepared to submit a “cheap offer” to Barcelona in the hopes of luring the club into considering a January sale of Memphis Depay
Barcelona Transfer News: Tutto Juve reports that Arsenal is still interested in Memphis Depay. They may make a “low offer” for the Barcelona forward during the next January transfer window. The biggest opportunity for the Catalan giants to get a financial inducement will come in the last six months of the Dutchman’s contract.
Mikel Arteta faces a vital choice on a potential new signing for Arsenal ahead of the January transfer window. With Gabriel Jesus out for at least three months due to injury, the team’s striking force will be depleted.
Arsenal’s prospects of winning the league will suffer without him. The young striker Eddie Nketiah is Arteta and the team’s sole insurance policy in case Jesus gets injured. Therefore Arteta is aware that he is taking a risk by playing Jesus so seldom. The Gunners might find themselves in a similar position to last year when they failed to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and fell out of the playoff hunt.
Will Memphis Depay move from Barcelona to Arsenal?
Arteta is unlikely to make the same mistake again and could choose to replace Jesus with a different front striker. The Gunners likely won’t be swimming in cash come the January transfer window. But the prospect of adding a “cheap” striker might be appealing.
There have been rumours that Arsenal is interested in signing striker Dusan Vlahovic again. But it seems doubtful that they would make a major transfer fee investment on a second forward. Arteta may add a new striker to his list of transfer window priorities. This already includes a much-needed wide attacker and a new midfielder.
Arsenal will not be going above their planned budget, although Arteta may still try to find bargains. Memphis Depay, who is quick and possesses a good shot, is the most comparable player to Jesus in this league.
Arsenal may want to take advantage of the current circumstances with the Barcelona attacker in Catalonia by making a “cheap offer.” After the next six months, Depay’s contract with Camp Nou will expire. It appears doubtful that he would prolong his stay. Furthermore, he has received considerable attention from Premier League teams. This might influence his decision.
Depay’s departure will help Barcelona significantly reduce their current payroll expenditure. The Blaugrana might make a profit if they agree to Arsenal’s low offer in January. But they run the danger of losing the Dutch attacker for free in the summer.