Arsenal eyeing a £25million move for Nico Elvedi of Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of the season.
The Premier League club Arsenal is on the lookout for the new center back in the transfer market. The Gunners are following Borussia Monchengladbach ace Nico Elvedi following his impressive form in the first game played on Saturday. The German League resumed after two long months’ break. Marco Rose’s side had a 3-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Moreover, Arsenal is eyeing for a move for Nico Elvedi this summer.
As per the news via French outlet Le10Sport, Arsenal is preparing a move for Switzerland international from Bundesliga outfit. The defender is expecting to move out in summer after giving away a wonderful season with Monchengladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach is also willing to offload their playmaker as he just has a year left in his contract. The Swiss international has taken Marco Rose’s side defense to another level in Bundesliga. He appeared for 32 games this season. He has also become an essential tool for his side who proudly sits third in the Bundesliga facing all the odds.
Elvedi is around six-foot-two-inches tall and this much tallness definitely gives him a height advantage over most attackers which he comes across.
In the previous season while he played as a full back for Gladbach. The Bundesliga official website compared Elvedi to Manchester City defender John Stones. Elvedi has emerged as one of the polished defenders with solid defensive abilities. Unsurprisingly, reports add another bidder Bayern Munich having a major interest in signing him.
Elvedi could become an ideal partner for William Saliba
Mikel Arteta is looking for the much-needed upgradation at the back of Arsenal. The squad only has veterans or inexperienced at the center-back. The best ones are either on loan or out due to injury.
The degradation in the heart of Arsenal’s defense needs to be fixed especially when Arteta wants to push his squad for the top four in Premier League.
Arsenal’s young starlet Callum chamber is out till winter due to his injury. Another big signing William Saliba is out on loan till next season. He is currently thriving really well at his boyhood club Saint Etienne. Shkodran Mustafi wants to exit and not in his bat form at Arsenal. David Luiz is aging and also need support. Rob Holding is too less experienced to handle it all alone.
The Swiss international would become an outstanding partner for William Saliba as the 19- year old will soon return to the Emirates. Firstly both have likened profiles. Another big advantage of signing Elvedi is he can be deployed as a completely experienced full-back. Whereas Arsenal only has little options with the full-backs in hand.
Elvedi possesses the technical abilities and acute ability to read a game. He can go without making fouls and is a gifted defender. The 23-year old can play perfectly in partnership with Saliba. Both possess the ability to compose ball at their feet.
Elvedi’s experience of playing in one of Europe’s top League will be a boon for Arsenal as well as Saliba. Also, having the financial issues and restrictions on any big bucks move. The £25million move would be a treasure for Arsenal during the current scenario. Elvedi would be a perfect fit for Mikel Arteta’s philosophies at Arsenal.