Arsenal will look for swap deals in summer due to financial issues.
Arsenal is looking for alternative plans to find sign the interested target with minimum direct deals. They are already facing £144 million from the lost matchday revenues which make them struggle in the upcoming transfer window.
They might be going for swap deals, loan-ins, and free-agent players to satisfy the rejuvenation that Mikel Arteta proposed. Here are the possible swap deals Gunners can make this summer to reduce the spending to cope up with the situation.
Alexandre Lacazette is the trustful partner of Aubameyang in Arsenal camp. The transfer rumours flying around Gabon international will probably tend the Frenchmen to find another stage.
Arsenal is interested in Atletico’s attacking midfielder Thomas Partey for a long time. Wanda Metropolitano also would like to have the former Lyon player in their camp. Since the exit of Antoinne Griezmann, Atletico camp is disturbed to find the pace in attack.
Partey holds a release clause of £43.5 million which is quite unacceptable for Emirates for a midfielder in this situation. If they can win the swap, Arteta will be happy in his new addition in the midfield to propose new strategies.
The Gabon ace has already on the verge of exit from North London. The possible transfer will leave a void in the attacking of Gunners. They need to find all probable options to fill this gap. Real’s Dani Ceballos is currently staying in Arsenal camp on loan.
The Spaniard is one of the midfield options for Zidane after his top choice Toni Kroos and Luka Modrich. But the situation is not the same in Santiago Bernabeu when Dani left Madrid last season. Los Blancos has got more options to consider including Fede Valverde and Martin Odegard by the end of the season. Arteta is likely to have Ceballos for his coming season in Emirates stadium.
Maitland Niles-Orkun Kokcu Swap
The 19-year-old Kokcu is a promising midfielder playing for Dutch side Feyenoord. Arsenal had shown a deep interest in the Turkish and can do a swap with Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The 22-year-old right-back is yet to unveil the total potential in Emirates.
Meanwhile, he is an addition to Dani Ceballos in the midfield of Arteta. The stats of Kokcu may tempt Gunners to make a possible swap this summer. Signing some fresh talent as a separate deal would cost much. So swap gives more advantages for the tight budget of the club.
Mustafi-Emiliano Buendia Swap
Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal is an ‘ok’ center back for Arteta. The German become a free agent this summer and the exit of the player is almost scheduled in the charts of Gunners.
Although, the club will try for the maximum outcome from the deal if the player takes s swap. His season campaign was limited to 8 games and the form is also facing criticisms in Emirates.
The newly-promoted Norwich City star Emiliano Buendia can be the match for Gunners to consider for the swap. The 23-year-old midfielder can bring up the quality attacks in Emirates and his profile is quite attractive in defensive stats of Premier League this season. If Gunners can win the Argentine for Mustafi, it would be a remarkable piece of business.