Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have risen to their feet in excitement this morning following the latest whispers, although they’ve expressed concerns about the potential sequence of events.
WhoScored report that Arsenal have made contact with Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus and are ready to push through a deal worth a club-record £50.9m- but they see the German as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean superstar, who has scored 15 Premier League goals this season, has entered the final 18 months of his deal and Arsenal are growing increasingly concerned about the situation, as they fear losing their star-man at the end of the season.
However, Arsenal have a back-up plan if Alexis doesn’t put pen to paper and talks have already been initiated; with the Gunners said to be prepared to offer a five-year deal worth £6.8m per year.
The Gunners may be concerned about Reus’ injury record, with the German making just three starts in the Bundesliga this season, but he boasts one goal and three assists.
Our landlord believes Reus would be an adequate replacement for Alexis, though he’d prefer to see Reus line-up alongside Sanchez.
The Gooners here in the Transfer Tavern would love to see Reus at the Emirates Stadium, with them all agreeing he’d be a perfect replacement for Alexis Sanchez if he leaves.
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