Arsenal are looking to bid €56m (roughly £50m) to bring young striker Donyell Malen back to the club.
The PSV youngster has been hitting the headlines thanks to some excellent performances which have seen him hit the back of the net eight times already this season in the Eredivisie.
According to a report from Italian publication Calciomercato, the Gunners are keen on signing the 20-year-old in a move which would see them bring back a player who was on the books at the Emirates up to 2017.
However, Arsenal could face competition from AC Milan to land the youngster after the Italian giants reportedly made their interest in the forward known.
Malen has already demonstrated his ability in front of goal this season when he scored all five goals in a game against Vitesse Arnhem for current club PSV, and it is that sort of finishing ability which has seemingly got Arsenal considering a move to bring him back to the Emirates.
Malen, who can (as explained by Transfermarkt) play as a central striker or in either of the wide forward positions, has already been given full international honours by Holland after his form caught the eye of manager Ronald Koeman.
Still, right now, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette leading the line for the Gunners, goals don’t seem to be the problem. Indeed, while Malen is obviously younger than those two, the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka do offer longer-term options in North London.
While Malen is obviously a talent and it must be frustrating for the club to have let him go, spending big money to bring him back seems unwise in the near future. Defensive problems continue to undermine Unai Emery’s attempts to take the Gunners back to the Champions League and the form of Martinelli in cup competitions this season would suggest the club don’t need many more forwards.
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