Arsenal’s transfer chief Sven Mislintat has been ordered to sign a defender to solve their defensive errors, and he has reportedly identified this powerful Serie A star as a perfect fit this summer, according to reports.
Stefan de Vrij’s market value may be over £30m, and he’ll be available for free transfer this summer. His contract is coming to an end, and he confirmed on Instagram that he won’t renew it.
Reports have it that, Premier League giants, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are all keen on signing the defender. Wenger apparently sent scouts to watch the player in action recently. Last November the manager reportedly got in touch with Lazio over a transfer.
De Vrij has now spent three-and-a-half seasons in Italy, and recently made it to a Europa League quarter-final like Arsenal. So he has the experience, and has performed consistently for Lazio this season.
Should the Gunners be looking to extend thier budget for a defender, De Vrij wil be the best option in the free transfer market come summer.