When Arsenal set their eyes on a player, more often than not, they force their way into getting him. This time they have set their sights on Arkadiusz Milik, and the club are working hard to cut a deal with Napoli for the striker.
The reports in England and Italy suggested that Arsenal are in pole position to sign Arkadiusz Milik.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Milik has been at Napoli since 2016 when he joined from Ajax. The 26-year-old’s contract at Napoli is set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
This season, Milik has scored 12 goals in 22 appearances for Napoli.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 26-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
The Napoli striker has also represented the Poland at various youth levels before going on to secure 49 senior caps for his country thus far.
Milik will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Napoli this term.
Arsenal shortlist Milik as transfer target this summer. Mikel Arteta needs to tighten up his attack and a striker would be a welcome addition.
The Arsenal manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this summer.
Gunners are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Poland international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Arsenal are leading the race for Napoli striker Arek Milik. La Repubblica says Arsenal are at the front of the queue to sign Milik this summer. A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with the 26-year-old but the Gunners are reportedly winning the race. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is desperate to avoid strengthening rivals Juventus who are also interested. The Naples chief would be prepared to accept an offer from England below their £45million asking price. Milik, who is a Poland international, is currently refusing to extend his contract which is due to expire in 2021.”
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Arkadiusz Milik is well-learned in the Napoli’s system and an important part of the first-team. There’s no way Napoli would be willing to let Milik go at a bargain.
Arsenal have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Poland international.
Good signing for Arsenal?
Arkadiusz Milik is very highly rated in Italy and he could be a superb long term signing for Arsenal.
Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal can beat their rivals to the striker’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.