The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been cursing their luck today as the club continues to be linked with Sevilla midfielder, Steven N’Zonzi. The fans are heavily against signing a 29-year-old for a fee that equals more than half of their summer budget, despite his Transfermarkt valuation of £27 million. However, according to AS the Gunners are set to chase his signature this summer.
Nzonzi has a release clause of £36m, out of which £5 million is owed to the player. Sevilla are willing to accept £31m, if Nzonzi cancels his share. Arsenal and Tottenham are keen to sign the player, although no formal offer has been submitted yet. https://t.co/HHc5QIscOL
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 8 July 2018
The way things are going, the Arsenal fans will be hopeful when the Premier League season comes around. The club has already secured the signing of three stars from across Europe and could today being welcoming two more stars to The Emirates. However, the fans will be content with five no faces and would rather not make a move on the rumours that have linked Sevilla and France midfielder, Steven N’Zonzi to the club.
Arsenal could be set to fight it out with their North London rivals for the player, although this is one battle that The Gunners are more than prepared to let Tottenham win. They have a good reason for that too, as the 29-year-old would cost as much as £31 million, and considering Unai Emery only has been given a reduced budget this summer, it would make no sense to splash around half of that money on an ageing midfielder who would cost more than a younger option for the future.
With that being said, here’s what our local Arsenal fans think of N’Zonzi:
Dont need him. Overrated
— EL (@34llistic) July 8, 2018
This guy is a plan B player for arsenal just like Giroud and felliani
— ANIJUNSI CHRISTOPHER (@anijunsichrist) July 8, 2018
We are not signing him
— Miad Hasan (@banterman_007) July 8, 2018
40m+€ for a 30yo, rly?
— Gunners for Life (@XXXhaka) July 8, 2018
So basically arsenal are the only team showing interest and somebody thought by mentioning spurs interest they would force arsenals hand?
— joe slevin (@slevinho) July 8, 2018
— ARSD (@arsenaldiario) July 8, 2018
As you can see, the Arsenal fans in the Tavern aren’t keen on N’Zonzi and would rather pool their resources and sign a better alternative.