Arsenal prepare ‘monstrous offer’ for forward with Serie A club set to make ‘healthy profit’
Premier League leaders Arsenal are set to make a huge offer for Atalanta forward Rasmus Hojlund ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.
The Denmark international moved to the Serie A club in the summer transfer window from Sturm Graz for around €17m.
Hojlund has hit the ground running in Italy with the 20-year-old scoring a respectable seven goals in 21 matches in all competitions, while only 11 of those appearances came in the starting XI.
Those early performances for Atalanta have already piqued the interest of a number of clubs around Europe with Arsenal one of those potential suitors.
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Italian publication La Repubblica claim that Arsenal are preparing a ‘monstrous offer’ for Hojlund alongside La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Arsenal are understood to be ‘closely monitoring’ his progress while Los Blancos sent ‘observers’ to watch Hojlund play in Atalanta’s 2-0 victory against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico ten days ago.
They add that the young Dane has ‘attracted the interest of many top tier clubs, two in particular: Real Madrid and Arsenal’ with the La Liga side’s president Florentino Perez a fan of his.
Italian website Calciomercato talk about interest from Napoli in Hojlund but it is claimed Atalanta ‘won’t give anyone any discounts’ and won’t allow their forward to leave for ‘for less than €50million’.
Arsenal made three signings in the January transfer window with Jakub Kiwior, Leandro Trossard and Jorginho arriving to help the Gunners push for the Premier League title.
There were some eyebrows raised at the signing of Jorginho from Chelsea after their pursuit of Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo collapsed.
And Jorginho has revealed why he moved to Arsenal, the Italy international told DAZN Italia’s Supertele: “One of the reasons for my move to Arsenal is the presence of Arteta. He called me and in less than two days we did everything.
“I was no longer part of Chelsea’s plans and I accepted Arteta’s call… the coach’s technical project suited my characteristics perfectly.”
Speaking about their defeat to Manchester City and their title prospects, Jorginho added: “We are very happy, we are one of the big names in the Premier League. I’m very happy to have this experience with the Gunners, then in the end we’ll see what happens. Of course, I really believe in winning the championship.
“Against Manchester City, we had chances and we didn’t take them, while we were punished with their chances. I came out of that match more convinced of our strengths because we forced City to throw longs [long ball] from their own box. We were sad about the result, but also calm and confident about the good things done.”
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