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Arsenal Interested in £36m French Playmaker: Can he be the Playmaker That Arteta so Desires?

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Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Real Betis over a summer transfer swoop for Nabil Fekir.

The lack of actual genuine football news has led to a surge of speculation regarding Mikel Arteta’s potential targets in the summer, especially for a play maker.

Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler has been mentioned and Arsenal fans will be genuinely excited at the thought of this highly regarded 23 year old arriving at the Emirates.

However, another more familiar name appears to have crept back into contention in the form of Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir (26) who would certainly help compliment Arsenal’s attacking philosophy.

The gunners were considering a move during Unai Emery’s ill fated short reign, as were Liverpool but neither actually managed to secure an official deal with Liverpool coming the closest, having agreed both personal and transfer fees only to see negotiations collapse at the last minute.

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Lyon’s French midfielder Nabil Fekir (R)(Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Nabil Fekir is someone who loves to attack. He is blessed with the balance of a gymnast and the speed of a sprinter, the Frenchman can also supply crosses from the left or right flanks.

He has a great left foot, which can strike a ball sweetly, especially from a free kick, thus providing greater scoring opportunities from a dead ball situation.


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Nabil Fekir also loves to dribble and any avenue will do, either past or around or through a defender, it makes absolutely no difference.

He is also someone that can strike from range and isn’t afraid to do so. In short, the player is not the same but similar, to Mo Salah and that’s perhaps why Liverpool had shown interest in him.

Nabil Fekir is currently valued at around £36m but until football recommences after the Covid 19 outbreak, we have absolutely no idea how it will impact on valuations that were in place before the virus.

Soler is reported to be available for around £45m but it’s the same story.

The glass ceiling of wages and transfer fees may well have been broken as clubs now consider how to be realistic and cost effective in an uncertain World.

Talk of transfers, is in itself an interesting sport, but Arsenal’s spending plans for the summer may be trimmed considerably under the circumstances with a heavy reliance on selling off players and promoting from within its ranks. However, Arteta will feel that a proven playmaker is essential to further his and the club’s ambitions.


Having said this, all of this implies and is relevant only when the situations comes at least close to being normal. In other positive news pertaining to this, top four clubs in the Bundesliga; Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen are going to be giving up their television rights payments in order to help the rest of the clubs in the league as well as Germany’s lower leagues.

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Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen will donate cash to support other German sides during league suspension. . The four Bundesliga clubs who qualified for the Champions League in the 2019-20 season have announced €20 million (£18m/£22m) donation to other teams in the top two divisions of German football to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic. . Bayern CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge said, . “Together with the three other Champions League participants, we want to send a signal of solidarity to all clubs in the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga with this initiative. . “In these difficult times, it’s important that the stronger shoulders support the weaker shoulders. . With this, we also want to show that football is standing together right now.” The decision was announced on Thursday by the DFL, with the league's management board to decide how the money is redistributed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bayernmunich #MiaSanMia #bayern #borussiadortmund #bvb09 #bvb #blackandyellow #rbleipzig #dierotenbullen #bayerleverkusen #leipzig #alenania #bundesliga #covid_19 #pandemiacoronavirus #ayuda #meridianoweb #meridianooline #cr7 #messi #rbleipzigforever #bayerleverkusen #leverkusener #leipziger #fairplay #stayhome #footballhighlights

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Bundesliga’s champions league playing clubs, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen have pledged a €20 million donation to help fellow clubs through coronavirus pandemic in the absence of competitive games in the near future.

Soham De
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