Arsenal in Talks to Sign Bundesliga Star to Replace Alexander Lacazette

Arsenal in Talks to Sign Bundesliga Star to Replace Alexander Lacazette

  • Mikel Arteta is said to have put Andre Silva on his transfer wishlist as he looks to bolster his attack
  • Silva had a sensational campaign with Eintracht Frankfurt as he scored 28 league goals to finish second on the goalscorers charts
  • RB Leipzig are also thought to be keen on the services of the Portugal international valued at £34million

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Arsenal have reportedly opened talks over the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva.

Arsenal in Talks to Sign Bundesliga Star to Replace Alexander Lacazette
Silva enjoyed an impressive 2020/21 season in the Bundesliga as he finished second in the top goalscorers charts behind Robert Lewandowski. Photo by Matthias Hangst.
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Mikel Arteta is desperate to add reinforcements in his attack this summer and has set his eyes on the Bundesliga forward.

According to Metro UK citing The Transfer Window Podcast, the Gunners have expressed interest in landing Silva before the start of next season.

The publication added the north Londoners have already initiated talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over a deal to bring the forward to the Emirates.

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It is believed the Portugal international will be brought in as a replacement for Lacazette who Arsenal are desperate to sell.

However, it has been reported the Arteta-tutored club are facing difficulty in finding a potential suitor for Lacazette, with the Frenchman's salary in the region of £200,000 proving to be the stumbling block.

Frankfurt, meanwhile, are demanding £34m from anyone interested to sign Silva but could be forced accept lower bids.

Silva enjoyed an impressive 2020/21 season in the Bundesliga as he finished second in the top goalscorers charts behind Robert Lewandowski.

The Portuguese scored a stunning 28 league goals, one more than Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland.

Arsenal, however, will have to contend with competition from RB Leipzig in their pursuit to sign Silva whose preference is to move to the Premier League.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is reportedly set to provide the club with an eyewatering transfer budget of £250m to spend on new signings this summer.

The Gunners are keen on bolstering their squad following a disappointing 2021/22 campaign that saw them miss out on. European football slot for the first time in more than two decades.

According to Express UK, the team is set for a large-scale overhaul, with many players expected to be shipped out before the start of next season.

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