Arsenal credited with an interest in signing Boubakary Soumare: report

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Arsenal have actually been credited with an interest in signing midfielder Boubakary Soumare, who is likewise on the radar of Real Madrid and Liverpool, a report from SoccerLink claims.

The Frenchman is currently in the ranks of Lille, where he has actually made 69 appearances considering that his first-team debut in November 2017.

Soumare was tipped to sign up with Newcastle United in January after a ₤35 m quote was accepted however he turned down the chance in order to keep his alternatives open for the summer.

The 21- year-old has actually considering that been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid and SoccerLink declares that the Gunners have joined the pursuit of the former Paris Saint-Germain graduate.

Absolutely Nothing more has actually been defined by the French outlet aside from the fact that the north London side are intending to sign a new protective midfielder during the summer.

Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira are currently the professional holding midfielders in the Gunners squad and the former has actually been the routine choice for the position this term.

His form has actually been outstanding considering that Mikel Arteta took charge as the head coach in late December which has actually definitely made him kudos from a few of the club’s fans.

Still, the Swiss has the absence of rate and movement when it concerns safeguarding in counter-attacking scenarios and the Gunners might do with another midfielder to offer strong competition.

Torreira was certainly reckoned as the perfect option for the role when he first joined the club however the Uruguayan has actually had a hard time for gametime under Arteta and has actually been fancied to go back to the Serie A.

Lately, Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey has actually become a target for the Gunners however the Spanish outfit appear keen on keeping hold of him and have actually opened talks over a new bumper contract.

Because case, Soumare might be an option option for the capital outfit and he might be readily available for the very same ₤35 m fee, which sufficed for Lille during the 2020 winter season transfer window.

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