Arsenal have been linked to a host of top strikers since the beginning of the summer transfer, with Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema and Edin Dzeko reported targets.
However, the Emirates club have been unable to reach an agreement with any of their reported targets and have, according to Tuttosport, joined the race to land Juventus striker, Fernando Llorente.
The Spain international looks highly likely to leave the Serie A champions this summer, following the signings of Paulo Dybala and Zaza by Juventus. Sport Witness reckons the English Premier League is a possible destination.
Llorente was not even a regular starter at Turin last season, to start with. He was behing Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata in the pecking order. Therefore, the additions of the aforementioned new recruits will only make his situation worse.
If the EPL move will indeed happen, Arsenal will be Llorente’s next club. This is as per Tuttosport who claim the Gunners could land the player for a fee of around €12 million, which will mean good business for Juventus considering they signed him on a free transfer two years ago.
Llorente was also a reported Tottenham target some weeks ago, and at a point they were close to signing him.
Arsene Wenger must sign a striker this summer to bolster his attacking options. The Gunners boss needs to do this if he really wants his team to genuine challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title.
The Frenchman confirmed yesterday that striker Danny Welbeck is yet to start training with the squad as a result of an injury. The manager is also understood to not really trust Olivier Giroud to lead the line for the club next season and as such, the need for a world-class striker becomes paramount and urgent.
Welbeck’s liability to injury will only draw the team backwards and Giroud’s inconsistencies does not really speak well for a team chasing the title next term.