Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria stays on Arsenal’s radar for a summer time switch, in line with a report.
Arsenal want to strengthen their midfield in the summertime. They expect Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard to return to Real Madrid after their loan expires. What’s extra, they’ve little room of their plans for Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi after they return from their spells away.
The Emirates Stadium will want some main modifications because the Gunners look to rebuild. On monitor to finish outside the European locations, they want reinforcements to get back to the place they belong.
Midfield is likely one of the foremost areas they should strengthen. And after 90 minutes, they may turn to Zakaria to assist him do just that.
Arsenal’s ties with Zakaria date back to 2019. It is nonetheless on the agenda and now is likely to be the time for them to bounce.
With just over 12 months left on his contract with Gladbach, Zakaria plans to leave this summer time. Its contractual place might make it out there at a good worth.
Funds shall be tight at Emirates Stadium this summer time, so they could need to create an exchange offer. There was speak of Granit Xhaka rejoining Gladbach within the past and that has been urged once more.
Mikel Arteta remains to be grateful to have Xhaka in his squad however Zakaria might be an enchancment. He might present balance alongside Thomas Partey.
Zakaria has played 23 occasions within the Bundesliga this season, even showing as a center back at occasions. However principally, he has occupied defensive midfield territory.
His qualities in that position have made him an attention-grabbing possibility for a lot of golf equipment. Manchester City have been linked within the current past, whereas Liverpool have additionally been urged of their bid to replace Georginio Wijnaldum.
However Arsenal may try to place collectively their own bundle to persuade Zakaria as a substitute.
He needed Willock completely from Newcastle
One other reason for Arsenal to target new midfielders is the opportunity of shedding Joe Willock in the summertime as well.
Willock went to Newcastle on loan in January and has been a revelation for the Magpies. He has tallied 5 goals in 11 appearances throughout a productive interval at St James’ Park.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has gone public along with his plans for the midfielder, who’s under contract till 2023.
Bruce instructed talkSPORT: “We’d all like it [make it permanent].
“He’s 21, a midfielder and has had 5 goals for the reason that turn of the year, so in fact we would like him – however we have now to respect that he’s an Arsenal player.
“I am positive Arsenal shall be having some great discussions this summer time, but when there’s a chance we will bring him back, we’d like to do it.”
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