Arsenal must head into the transfer window this summer with a priority of adding creativity to their midfield. With Aaron Ramsey set to leave the club, his recent performances should have only highlighted Unai Emery’s need for a replacement.
And, it appears there could be some good news on the horizon for the Gunners as one of their rumoured target’s agent was spotted in attendance during their Europa League win against Napoli.
What’s the News?
Calciomercato are claiming that Jordan Veretout’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, was in the stands on Thursday night.
It is suggested that he could have been there to discuss the possibility of a deal for his client, who is currently excelling for Fiorentina after a rather nightmarish campaign with Aston Villa earlier in his career.
However, Arsenal do not seem to be the only side thought to be interested in the midfielder, with Napoli also believed to be keen on the 26-year-old.
News that Guiffredi was in the stands on Thursday night when both clubs were in action against each other could easily appear to suggest that a move to either of the sides could be on the cards in the summer.
And, Emery and Arsenal must look to beat Napoli to his signature. Veretout has shown how good of a footballer he can be and his nightmare spell in England with Aston Villa should only be put down as a blip.
With Aaron Ramsey set to depart in the summer, the Frenchman, who is valued at £22.5million (Transfermarkt) could be an ideal replacement and could make life after the Wales international rather comfortable for the Gunners.
The 26-year-old has shown that he is more than capable in front of goal, with five strikes to his name, whilst he has also proved he has the vision and creativity that has been desperately lacking for Arsenal in the middle of the field as he has provided his team-mates with three assists in Serie A.
A threat from set-pieces, he is also hugely versatile and could offer Emery plenty of different options in the midfield, whether that be more defensively or in the attacking third of the pitch.
Arsenal fans, would you be happy to see Veretout at the Emirates Stadium next season? Do you think his agent being at the ground is a positive sign? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.
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