Arsenal’s £63m move for Bundesliga star hinges on Tottenham winning Champions League berth
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby this summer. The Gunners have made remarkable progress under Mikel Arteta this season, and the club hierarchy are keen to continue their revival under the Spaniard by supporting him in the transfer market.
Diaby has been in excellent form with 16 goals and 13 assists in all competitions for Leverkusen this season. And according to the German media SportBILD his sensational performances attracted the interest of a number of Premier League clubs.
The 22-year-old fits perfectly into Arsenal’s transfer strategy of signing hungry young players who can grow and develop with the club. However, Leverkusen are unwilling to let their burgeoning prodigy go despite the Gunners’ best efforts.
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Diaby, who made his debut for France in September last year, has established himself as one of the brightest talents in the Bundesliga over the past two seasons. In the 2020/21 campaign, he has scored ten goals and added 15 assists, showing remarkable consistency for such a young player.
His impressive numbers have boosted his value and Leverkusen are in a comfortable position with Diaby under contract until the summer of 2025. It would cost 100m euros (£84m) to take the prolific winger away from the Bay Arena.
However, his price tag hasn’t deterred the Gunners who would be looking to strike a deal should they qualify for the Champions League. But Arteta’s side will face competition from a host of clubs to secure Diaby’s services.
It is believed that if the Frenchman is ready to force Leverkusen’s hand, he could lower the asking price to 75m euros (£63m). The key to any deal seems to hinge on whether Arsenal secure a top four spot, with the final four games of the season going some way to shaping the club’s immediate future both on and off the pitch. .