O’Jogo and Sport Witness report that Florentino Luis has become Arsenal’s top transfer target for the next summer window. Mikel Arteta may expand his hunt for midfielders to include the 23-year-old Portuguese player who now plays for Benfica. Arsenal are trying to get a head start on their recruitment plans. Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar are putting in a lot of effort to develop a wide variety of strategies for the team. The Gunners are doing all they can to be a championship contender in the Premier League next season, despite their recent heartbreaking loss.
Prior to the next transfer window, Arteta will be focusing on the centre midfield positions. Arsenal are prepared to spend handsomely to get their top targets. However, some of their current players may also go. Granit Xhaka has been said to be leaving and heading back to the Bundesliga.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has his eye on Benfica’s 23-year-old Portuguese midfielder Florentino Luis
Arteta has to find a way to replace Xhaka after the departure of the Swiss star. Arsenal also wants to get Declan Rice from Newcastle but also has their eye on Moises Caicedo from Brighton. The north Londoners had long been expected to bring one of those two, but they want to go for both.
Arsenal, in the meantime, is keeping its options open and has reportedly set their sights on Florentino Florentino Luis of Benfica as a replacement for the two. The 23-year-old Portuguese midfielder was fantastic in all 52 of his outings this season.
By missing just one game due to suspension, he has shown his value in terms of physical fitness. Given that the midfielder has a €120 million release clause in his current deal, signed last year, the issue of whether he is a viable possibility for Arsenal arises.
The only way Arsenal would consider working with Benfica is if they offered a fair price for his move. The Liga club has shown they are unfazed by major teams, but they still want a bigger payout. The Portuguese midfielder, who is just 23 years old, will only appear as a backup plan to some of their top targets. He will still be monitored for the time being. However, advanced conversations are quite improbable right now.
Aaron Ramsdale has re-signed with the club on a long-term basis
Aaron Ramsdale, the goalkeeper for Arsenal, has re-signed with the club on a long-term basis. The new deal for the England international extends through 2026 and includes a one-year extension. Since joining Arsenal from Sheffield United two years ago, Ramsdale has made 76 appearances in goal for the Gunners across all competitions.
Despite Ramsdale’s commitment to Arsenal, the future of midfielder Granit Xhaka is looking more uncertain. Xhaka’s current contract has 12 months left. There have been no conversations about extending it. It is believed that Bayer Leverkusen will be able to secure his services for the next season. The 30-year-old is now playing for Arsenal for the seventh season. After leaving Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016, he was acquired for roughly £30 million. The Swiss midfielder has scored seven goals for Arsenal this season.
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