Arsenal have yet to make a big impact on the summer transfer market and with Manchester City, United, Liverpool putting pressure on the Gunners to live up to those expectations. The London club is still considered one of those Big 6 Premier League clubs. However, they never seem to have a higher transfer budget. They are also not known for making the most expensive transfers.
But looking at Arsenal’s current squad, it’s clear that the Gunners need to completely change their roster. Recently, Mikel Arteta signed a new contract with the club keeping him at the Emirates until the summers of 2025. So the honors now fall to him to take your club to new heights or to match the class reflected by the former manager legendary Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal have made a bid for Leeds United playmaker Raphinha but the offer is expected to be rejected. It is believed to be the first formal offer Leeds have received for the Brazilian striker, who scored 11 Premier League goals last year.
The offer, the sources say, is well below their valuation and will likely be turned down. Several clubs in the Premier League and abroad have expressed interest in the 25-year-old, who moved from Rennes to Leeds in 2020.
Should the opportunity arise, it’s believed the Leeds United star would love to sign with Barcelona. However, it’s unclear whether the Spanish powers will have the money to strike a deal. For the West Yorkshire club, who would prefer to keep the player, Raphinha has scored 17 goals in 60 Premier League games.
It also included the critical first goal from the penalty spot in their season-ending win at Brentford to keep them in the top tier. Meanwhile, according to reports, Manchester City are yet to make an official offer to Leeds for England player Kalvin Phillips.
Since the end of the season, Phillips’ future at Elland Road has been the subject of heated discussion. Although Leeds would prefer Phillips to sign a new contract to stay with his old team.
Although Leeds are ready for City to express their interest and know it would be difficult for the 26-year-old to decline the offer when it does come around. So Leeds could see their two starting players who have played a crucial role in the team could leave this summer.
However, the Brazilian’s move could be called the most unlikely many clubs are after signing Raphinha. Although the Gunners have made a formal offer for the playmaker, it is expected to be rejected given the player’s valuation.
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