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Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in signing Lazio striker Stefan de Vrij, according to reports.
De Vrij was linked with a move to the Emirates last summer when we were actively in search of a centre back but Wenger ended up signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.
However, De Vrij could leave Lazio at the end of the season, having failed to agree a new deal with his club. The Italian giants now face a battle to keep their talisman with as many as three Premier League clubs interested in the defender.
Unsurprisingly, Arsenal’s name is mentioned as one of the clubs that could make a bid for the defender in the summer.
Chelsea and Manchester United are the other two clubs interested in the €40m rated defender and they are expected to rival Arsenal for the Dutchman’s services.
De Vrij has established himself as one of Serie A’s best defenders in recent seasons and it is no surprise that he is being linked with a host of top stars.
However, I doubt if the Arsenal interest is true, looking at the number of options we have in that position.
Some may argue that as far as Arsenal’s defense is concerned, there would be no need for reinforcements in the summer as we appear well fortified in that position.
On the contrary, De Vrij could be an upgrade to our current back up options and will provide serious competition for the Mustafi-Koscielny partnership, which will in turn improve the team.
Fellow Gooners, I don’t know which side you stand on this subject but i would prefer we pass up the opportunity to sign De Vrij, he could cost us a lot of money when we have other positions that needs more attention.