€25m-rated Real Madrid star hands transfer request to Club amid Arsenal keen interest
While Arsene Wenger and his team are currently in Asia for their pre-season tour, the French tactician have an eye in the transfer market as he aims to bring back the glory days for the Gunners.
Although Arsenal have already signed on Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, the midfield of the Gunners is somewhat threadbare. Jack Wilshere is already nearing a move to Seria A, while Santi Cazorla is ruled out indefinitely, this means Arsenal could do with one more midfielder in the team.
Thomas Lemar have headlined the transfer radar of Arsenal, but Arsenal have joined Tottenham in the pursuit of Croatian international and Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
Kovacic managed 19 starts for Real Madrid in the La Liga last term and he will continue to be behind Luca Modrich, Isco, Toni Kroos and Casemiro in Zindane’s selection pecking order, and he has informed Real Madrid he wants outs.
According to Dario Gol, Tottenham are front runners for the player’s signature but all their attempt to lure him has hit the brick walls. The report further claims Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the creative midfielder as Wenger continues revamping his side in preparation for the upcoming season.
Real Madrid’s manager wants the player to stay back at the Santiago Bernabeu but it is left to be seen where he’ll play next season.
Kovacic, can function as a deep lying playmaker like Santi Cazorla does for Arsenal and he is valued at 25,00 Mill. €.