Arsenal and Leicester City make contact with Bundesliga star: Reports
According to SportBild via Sports witness, Arsenal and Leicester City are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah this summer.
Arsenal are in the market looking for a new defender to team Gabriel Magalhaes following the departure of Brazilian star David Luiz. The Gunners have also been linked with a move by Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White.
The Seagulls, however, have expressed their desire to keep the England international, who has been integral to them to beat gout last season.
Meanwhile, Leicester City are looking to strengthen their defense following the departures of longtime defenders Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan.
Both teams have been linked with Jonathan Tah in the past but a decision did not materialize as Bayer Leverkusen were keen to keep their star defender. However, with Die myself Apparently looking to sign Schalke 04 man Ozan Kabak, the 25-year-old is now looking to move to the Premier League.
This has put Arsenal and Leicester City on high alert as they look to strengthen their ranks this summer.
Jonathan Tah could help resolve Arsenal’s defensive weaknesses
Arsenal had a horrific Premier League campaign last season. The north London team finished outside the top six for the second season in a row, as they missed a spot in Europe for the first time in two decades.
While they were relatively strong at the defensive end of the field, conceding the third fewest goals, they struggled to match that form on offense. With David Luiz leaving the Emirates after his contract expires, Arsenal are set to launch into the market for a new center-back.
Jonathan Tah has proven to be a solid option in defense over the years in the Bundesliga and has caught the attention of the Gunners.
Tah made over 30 appearances in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen last season, helping them to finish sixth in the Bundesliga. With the 25-year-old at the heart of the defense, Bayer Leverkusen have conceded just 39 goals in 34 league appearances. It was the third lowest goal-conceding ratio in the league, just behind RB Leipzig and Wolfsburg.
Jonathan Tah also has international experience, pocketing 13 caps for the German national team before being dropped by Joachim Low ahead of Euro 2020. While Ben White remains Arsenal’s priority signing, a move for Tah could be an issue. great deal if a move for the Brighton Man fails to materialize.
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