North London side Arsenal could be set to revisit a move for former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham in the next transfer window, according to reports, with manager Mikel Arteta understood to be keen on signing a striker.
Having been trumped by AS Roma last summer, with their new boss Jose Mourinho setting his stall out, the Italian side paid £34 million for the 24-year-old who has received glowing reports during his debut season in the Serie A.
With in excess of 24 goals to his name already, the Englishman has been in fine form and as a result, the Gunners’ interest has been reasserted, with the club seemingly keen on adding firepower to their ranks.
Lucrative package being prepared
Despite Chelsea having a £68 million buy-back option, it is believed that their Premier League rivals are putting together a package that is in the region of £50 million to bring the striker back to England and the Italian side could be tempted into making a quick profit.
With Arsenal having let club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go to Barcelona on a free transfer in the January transfer window, with boss Arteta fed up with his poor attitude, the future of Alexandre Lacazette is in doubt and Eddie NKetiah potentially leaving, the Gunners will need at least one new striker regardless.
Against all odds, Arsenal have been in superb form this season and are on course for a top-four finish that would see Champions League football return to the Emirates Stadium, which would mean Arteta will need to be particularly active in the transfer market.
Having spent over £120 million last summer, their transfer policy was initially criticised, however, it appears that Director of Football (and former Gunner) Edu recruited well, with each of his signings playing key roles in the club’s season.
With Arsenal showing signs that they can return back to their best under Arteta, the opportunity for Abraham to move to a club where he can cement his standing as the main striker, while also further helping to increase the club’s status on the global stage, working under an astute and ambitious manager may be too good to refuse.
The Gunners also have a crop of some of the most talented youngsters in the Premier League coming through, fused with genuine, established quality, almost similar to the modus operandi that club legend Arsene Wenger installed at the club, which could easily be another selling point.