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Why Arsenal Might Want to Avoid Serie A in the Transfer Window

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Why Arsenal Might Want to Avoid Serie A in the Transfer Window

The past participant that Arsenal bought to an Italian club was David Ospina in 2019 and the only player introduced in from Italy throughout that time has been Takehiro Tomiyasu. Suffice to say, Arsenal has had some difficulties in dealing with Italian golf equipment.

Arsenal has been connected with a few gamers from Italy so far in this transfer time with Aaron Hickey, Gianluca Scamacca, Tammy Abraham, and Victor Osimhen remaining claimed targets for the Gunners.

Why Arsenal may well want to keep away from working with Serie A clubs

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is a single of various Serie A gamers Arsenal have been joined with. (Picture by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket by using Getty Photographs)

Nonetheless, the monitor report of Italian clubs must be a thing to search out for in the transfer window. Arsenal have been burned in advance of with the most recent examples remaining Sassuolo and Fiorentina advertising Manuel Locatelli and Dusan Vlahovic to domestic rivals Juventus as opposed to the Gunners. The aforementioned skills have been both of those keen to keep in Italy, which normally seems to be the scenario.

Even much more a short while ago, Napoli have set their value for Osimhen at a whopping €100m that will most likely ward off any interest in the Nigerian.

I experience that Hickey and Abraham, being from the British isles, would not be challenges to coarse into coming to London. However, it appears that lots of gamers in Serie A, in particular Italians, really don’t have a terrific monitor history of leaving their property state, a lot like English players.

Very last year, just 5 Italians have been plying their trade in the English top-flight. Two of which, Emerson Palmieri and Moise Kean, have been out on loan somewhere else, although Jorginho and Angelo Ogbonna (pre-damage) ended up the only common starters for their respective sides. The other Italian, Pierluigi Gollini, under no circumstances highlighted in the Leading League for Tottenham and will return to Atalanta this summer.

Several Arsenal enthusiasts are acquiring their hopes up about Scamacca, but I truly feel significantly from assured that we would be ready to convince him to appear abroad. I have my problems with him on the subject as nicely. Whilst his actual physical profile is good, the Italian international is nevertheless to score far more than 15 non-penalty ambitions in a period.

When it comes to marketing gamers to Italy it has been even rarer. Soon after a extremely successful bank loan spell with Fiorentina, La Viola are only ready to spend €6m/7m for Lucas Torreira.

The Uruguayan midfielder is well worth way a lot more than that evaluation and will most likely make Arsenal’s job of selling him this summer season even more challenging. Torreira is a seriously solid participant that has revealed his ability to perform at a large stage for the Italian facet and but they refuse to perform over that measly sum. The condition highlights just how fiscally stricken the broad majority of Serie A clubs are in the ‘wake’ of the pandemic.

There is a lot of do the job for Arsenal to do this summer season. Ideally, they can get the promotions for their targets performed and are basically in a position to promote our players for what they’re worth. But perhaps they’re far better off keeping away from Italy to reduce protracted sagas from taking part in out.

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