This week, Arsenal will hold talks with the agent of Lille Striker Sofiane Boufal to talk about a conceivable move. The Gunners are said to face rivalry from Chelsea to get the players’ signature this summer as per the reports from the Express.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is highly concentrated in signing another striker this summer after the future of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are not sure.
Boufal, 22, joined Lille from Angers for a deal worth £3m back in January 2015 and performed superbly last season netting 11 goals in 29 appearances. Given that such stats are prone to pull in enormous interested clubs, Lille are said to be prepared to take advantage of him this summer to make profit.
Not long ago, the Guardian reported that Arsenal have made it clear to the French outfit that they are prepared to trigger the Moroccan’s €25m buyout clause. Wenger is likely to get the player because the Arsenal attack needs a very intimidating and strong forward that can put defenders off balance when they attack.
The most recent report from the Guardian columnist Ed Aarons on Twitter today asserts that Arsenal will meet the Morocco International agent this week to examine a potential move.
Nonetheless, Aarons guarantees that the Gunners are not by any means the only club presently inspired by the Moroccan striker. It has been accounted for that Southampton and Chelsea will likewise hold talks with the 22-year-old’s agent to discuss a deal.
With the addition of Sofiane Boufal, there will be healthy competition among the Strikers to always be at their best whenever they are called to play, the likes of Alex Iwobi and also the newly signed Kelechi Nwakali will all battle for playing time.