The Gunners have been handed a massive boost in the race to complete their first signing of the summer under new boss Unai Emery, according to reports making the rounds.
Arsenal are set to sign Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye on the cheap due to relegation clause, according to Daily Cannon.
Ndiaye is a target of Turkish club Besiktas, West Ham and Arsenal. Turkish-football in a report confirmed that Besiktas president Fikret Orman travelled to London where he met a number of agents, including Ndiaye’s representative.
Ndiaye has also been linked to Arsenal, rumors claim Ndiaye’s representative had talks with Arsenal over a suitable contract deal for the midfielder; However, the source has not been confirmed.
Arsenal are determined to get back into the Champions League for the 2019/2020 season. Although, It won’t be an easy job to accomplish considering the number of top clubs currently available in the Premier League, who are also desperately fighting for a space in the top four. However, top football pundits, and sports betting sites such as bookmakers voetbalgokken are backing the Gunners under new head coach Unai Emery to deliver the goods for Arsenal this new season and one of the positions he needs to sort out is the midfield department.
Stoke signed the midfielder from Galatasaray for £14m back in January. The midfielder made 13 English League appearances before the club was relegated leaving him with the option to activate his release clause. Galatasary correspondent Mehmet Ozcan already confirmed that Ndiaye had such a clause in April.
The addition of Ndiaye to Arsenal’s midfield would be vital to the squad especially as a replacement for Cazorla or uncertain Jack Wilshere. The club would also spend little money on signing the player.
Ndiaye’s destination remains uncertain as he might look to join Turkish club Besiktas. However, its left to Arsenal’s transfer board to convince him to join the club with a suitable contract.