Arsenal supporting punters here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are looking closely at the news filtering in from Metro (via Shoot) – with the publication claiming that Arsenal are ready to launch an £18.5 million bid for highly-rated attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal.
The 22-year-old currently plies his trade for French side Lille, and he is attracting interest from a number of the Premier League’s top guns, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool considering a move for the Paris-born talent.
Our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern admits that Boufal is looking like a real talent, and he could turn out to be an astute signing for any club in the Premier League – with him feeling that Arsenal would benefit most from the 5ft 9 midfielder!
A handful of Gooners over by the pool table here in the Tavern feel that Wenger needs to seriously invest in the squad this January, as the team have been ravaged with injuries this season.
Meanwhile, a solitary Manchester United fan here in the Tavern argues that Louis van Gaal should do everything in his power to lure the ex-Angers midfielder to Old Trafford, as he would give the club a much needed fresh impotence.
Boufal has scored five goals and provided one assist in 15 league appearances, and our landlord feels he could undoubtedly do a job in the top-flight of English football!
Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United fans…… What do you make of this news? Would this be a good signing? Do you know much about Boufal? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!