Teun Koopmeiners, a 23-year-old huge goal scoring monster from AZ Alkmaar, has joined the Gunners in a £23 million transfer deal.Arsenal are hoping to bolster their midfield with the addition of Anderlecht captain Albert Sambi Lokonga, who they acquired for €17.5 million.
Arsene Wenger wants to bolster his team ahead of next season by bringing in a high-profile player to play in the midfield. The Spanish coach Mikel Arteta is short of options following the return to Real Madrid of Dani Ceballos and Norwegian Martin Odegaard from their loan spells at the Emirates.
Matteo Guendouzi, a midfielder from France, has already left the club to join French giants Marseille on a long-term loan with an option to purchase, according to reports.A number of players, including Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka and Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira, are expected to leave the club before the transfer window closes. Xhaka has already agreed a deal with Italian side Roma.
In accordance with reports from the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the North Londoners are on the verge of signing Teun, but they will face stiff competition to sign the 23-year-old, with European clubs including Brighton and Hove Albion, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, and Roma all interested in signing him.
In the Eredivisie, the 23-year-old is largely regarded as one of the best young players in the league, having netted 39 goals in 141 games over the course of four seasons since breaking into the first squad in 2012.
According to rumours, the Gunners have already made a £23 million move, which might give them a significant edge over their rivals in the race to acquire Koopmünners’ signature.
Arsene Wenger has been linked with a transfer for Locateli, who would like to join Juventus rather than Arsenal, as well as Leicester City’s Madison.