Arsenal have reportedly opened up initial talks over the possible transfer of midfielder Jesper Lindstrom from Eintracht Frankfurt.
THE LOWDOWN: MIDFIELDER CHASE
Arsenal and Mikel Arteta have been looking to add another midfielder to their squad in the past few months but it has proven to be futile. The likes of Youri Tielemans, Danillo and Douglas Luiz were the last set of names to be linked with the Gunners.
Easy to see that Arsenal are back as contenders, when you visit puntersport.com and see the odds being offered. The club has been through their downtime over a good few years, but it appears like that lull is now over and they are once again a fancied team.
Just recently, Manuel Locatelli’s name has also surfaced as Arsenal continues to look for a possible solution in the coming window. Now, another alternative has popped up for the Gunners, this time, in Germany.
THE LATEST: ANOTHER TRANSFER LINK
According to a report, Arsenal have initiated preliminary talks over the possible transfer of midfielder Jesper Lindstrom from Eintracht Frankfurt.
The versatile midfielder made his breakthrough last term, scoring five goals and contributing nine assists in all competitions. He also played in Europa League final victory over Rangers.
Bild reports that the Gunners are keen on getting Lindstrom and have been in contact with the player’s representatives.
“Jesper Lindström will bring so, so much to our game and his qualities are certainly going to be a great help to the club,” said Eintracht board member Markus Krosche at the time.
“He is quick and he has shown in Denmark that he has enormous potential. He will give us more options and more variety.”
Meanwhile, it is believed that a fee of around £17m would be sufficient to get the player, who arrived from Brondby just last summer.
The 22-year-old’s form has attracted a lot of attention from a host of European clubs including Barcelona, Milan, Juventus, Roma, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
THE VERDICT: VALUABLE OPTION
For the fact that Jesper Lindstrom is quite versatile, Arsenal have an option different from the ones they have been linked to in the past six months. In addition, he should not cost an arm and a leg if the Gunners show more intention and purpose. More importantly, he ticks Arsenal’s current age profile being U23.
The January window is still a couple of months away but these initial talks could go a long way in helping the Gunners get ahead of other rivals in the race to sign the Danish talent.
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