Arsenal Transfer News: Arsenal might consider to sell their star striker to fund mammoth Wilfried Zaha deal with Crystal Palace.
Thus, according to a report by the BBC Sport, Crystal Palace have raised the demanding price for the 26-year-old forward to £80 million. Hence, increasing problems for Arsenal to further pursue the player as the North London club doesn’t have enough transfer budget to hire him.
The Ivorian International has been phenomenal last season, as he amassed 10 goals and 5 assists in 39 appearances for the Eagles. Hence, making the Gunners interested in the player.
However, Crystal Palace have no financial pressure to transfer the player this summer, therefore, adding further problems for the North London club.
Although, it is sure that £80 million is a price, which Crystal Palace can easily refuse, and can be lured, if they are offered such a colossal sum.
Thus, Arsenal can fund this transfer, if they decide to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, since he is receiving massive offers from China, and he has reportedly shown interest in joining the Chinese league.
So, Unai Emery can opt to gain a colossal amount to enhance the budget pool to gain the services of Zaha from Crystal Palace. Moreover, the Gunners can give more prominent role to Alexandre Lacazette, with support from Zaha on the left-flank.
For now, Arsenal have not shown any further advances for the player, but it could be a good deal considering Zaha is only 26-year-old and can give several years to the club.
How twitter reacted
Zaha: “I supported Arsenal as a kid – I still do.” pic.twitter.com/ZidjC0235s
— Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) June 26, 2019
Arsenal really starting now, I've been told the rumours are true regarding Zaha the £45m budget is a load of bullshit, complete and utter click bait. Arsenal have triple that to spend if they wanted to, Palace promised Zaha if an acceptable bid was made, he could go this summer pic.twitter.com/nSNIVgv2Lg
— Jimmy McCann (@JamesMcCann74) June 23, 2019
Arsenal are VERY interested in Wilfried Zaha but his £80m price tag means the Gunners would need to raise funds from player sales…
The two players named have been Torreira and Auba but that would make absolutely no sense, even for the Arsenal board. pic.twitter.com/2u3ZQlzhOJ
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 26, 2019
*Arsenal transfer budget confirmed – £45m*
Arsenal linked with:
Zaha – £80m
Saliba – £30m
Carrasco – £25m
Tierney – £25m
Me trying to calculate how can we sign them all: pic.twitter.com/Jw3JWXKfSh
— Aubazettes (@Aubazettes) June 26, 2019
Arsenal ended their season on a rough note, the North London club would be hoping to make a comeback to top-4 next season. Further, Emery’s side will face Colorado Rapids during the pre-season tour.