Arsenal in talks over deal to sign 23-year-old attacker, club ready to cash-in

By on July 19, 2018

According to reports via TeamTalk, Arsenal are in talks over the signing of Senegal star M’Baye Niang as Torino prepare to cash-in on the attacker this summer.

Unai Emery has been busy in the transfer market so far this summer overhauling the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger with the new boss snapping-up five first team players for a combined £70m.

However, the Spanish coach is expected to make further additions before the window closes on August 9th and another pacey attacker is believed to be on the agenda.

TeamTalk are citing a report from TuttoMercatoWeb that claims Arsenal chiefs have now made contact with Torino to discuss a deal for Niang after renewing our interest in the forward.

Niang has long been linked with a move to the Emirates as our interest dates back to when he first joined AC Milan from Caen in 2012 and we’ve followed his progress during loan spells at Montpellier, Genoa, Watford and most recently, Torino.

The 23-year-old made a permanent move to the Italian outfit this summer in a deal worth £17.5m but the report claims Torino are now ready to immediately cash-in to turn a quick profit.

The report suggests the Serie A club want to take advantage of Niang’s positive showing in Russia where he played for Senegal at the World Cup and it looks like Arsenal could be willing to offer him a fresh start in England.

However, we aren’t the only club in the running as TeamTalk claims that Everton, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille and Nice have also registered their interest so we could face stiff competition.

Let’s see how things go but I personally wouldn’t be too disappointed if nothing comes of this as I’m not convinced Niang has what it takes to succeed at a club like Arsenal.

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He failed to make it at Milan having scored 12 goals in 79 games and bagged just 4 for Torino last season. He’s still extremely raw and while he does have potential, I don’t think he’s good enough for us right now so I’d prefer to focus on other targets.