Three Arsenal players in transfer lists to raise £46m next year… According to a report, Arsenal is set to sell three of its players in January to raise a fund worth £46m to move midfield to other clubs next year.
Those players in Edu’s list are Bernd Leno, Alexandre Lacazette, and Eddie Nketiah to fund an Arsenal move for Lille’s Renato Sanches.
Sanches, 24, remains on Arsenal’s shortlist after shining for Portugal at Euro 2020. He has reignited his faltering career with Ligue 1 outfit Lille.
Last season, the Portugal ace was crucial in helping Lille beat Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title. This season, he has endured a frustrating time.
He has been injured for eight of Lille’s 14 league games, with a muscle problem. Lille has been poor, sitting way down the table in a lowly 12th.
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The report from CM states that Arsenal wants to save him from a nightmare season at Lille – and is ready to meet his £46million asking price.
But that only depends on whether Arsenal can sell Lacazette, Nketiah, and Leno in January. All three are likely to leave soon, but as soon as January?
January represents the last chance for Arsenal to bring in some cash for the players that see their contracts expire in June. Nketiah, and Lacazette.
Leno is on big wages but is out of contract in 2023. So, Arsenal could still charge a decent fee for their Germany international – not for the other two.
Nketiah is likely to leave,
But Arsenal would do well to get £10million for him. Lacazette has started the last two league games – and is still important.
No doubt, the Gunners would be lucky to get half payment by the coming weeks, for the three players to raise funds to buy players next January to strengthen their squad in the next remaining matches
Let be hopefully, as Arsenal’s fans hope to see good players next year for the remaining games.