Arsenal offered chance to sign Fati

TRANSFERS Arsenal offered chance to sign Fati

Kiplagat Sang 08:30 - 28.05.2023

But there are challenges around a possible deal that could see the Spaniard seal a move to North London.

Arsenal have been offered a chance to sign Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.

His agents are plotting a move to the Premier League if Barcelona are willing to let the youngster leave, and this could be a perfect chance for the 20-year-old to sign for the Gunners this summer.

Financial problems at Camp Nou might force the Catalan club to sell its top stars, and Xavi Hernandez also wants new players.

Franck Kessie, Frenkie De Jong, and Raphinha have been linked with moves away this summer, and they could be the ones who leave to sign for other clubs in order for the La Liga giants to raise the needed funds to get into the transfer market.

Fati has struggled to prove his fitness and has not regained his old form, and this could inform his decision to leave Barcelona and face a new challenge to attempt to revive his once promising talent.

The Spaniard was once considered Lionel Messi’s heir apparent, but he has not lived up to that expectation, with several injuries playing a limiting factor.

Barcelona have yet to consider selling him at this point, but if a sizeable offer is tabled, they can reconsider their approach.

Given that Barcelona are asking for a fee of around €40–50 million for the 20-year-old, this amount is far-fetched for a few clubs around.

Recently, reports emerged that Fati rejected a move to Wolves, but now his agents are understood to be working on a deal that could see the forward move to London, with Arsenal mentioned several times.

However, it is understood that Arsenal’s priority is to sign a midfielder, and given that they recently signed Leandro Trossard, the need to sign a left winger may not be a priority.

However, if Barcelona rethink their price tag on Fati, Mikel Arteta could consider signing him.