Arsenal told to pay £35m to sign Jeremie Frimpong

By on July 10, 2023

Jeremie Frimpong

Arsenal have been made aware that they will have to spend £35m to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong in this transfer window, as per the transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners are keen on bolstering their defence this summer and are on the verge of signing Jurrien Timber from Ajax. It was initially thought that the Netherlands international would be the only option that the Emirates club would sign to reinforce their backline.

However, it appears Arsenal are planning to purchase a right-back option as well before the start of next season as they have expressed their interest in signing Frimpong in recent times.

Speaking on the Born and Red, YouTube channel, Romano has reported that Leverkusen want a fee of around £35m to let their star man leave so he would be an expensive option if Arsenal decide to formalise their interest in signing him over the coming days.

Frimpong to Arsenal

The journalist further claims that Frimpong is keen on taking the next step in his career and wants to move to the Premier League before the start of next season. So, this will be a big boost for Arsenal in getting any potential deal done for him.

Romano said:

“From what I’m hearing, this is an expensive player this summer because I’m told that Bayer Leverkusen could start negotiations only from £35m. [Jeremie] Frimpong is prepared to make his move and the priority of Frimpong is to go to the Premier League.”

It has previously been reported that Manchester United were also interested in signing Frimpong to strengthen their defence but it appears they have now cooled their interest in him. So, Arsenal could get a clear pathway to sign the fullback if they opt to formalise their interest.

The Dutchman is an attack-minded right-back. He is quick, technically sound, can dribble past opposition defenders in tight areas, has the ability to create chances for the attackers and also can finish off his chances.

So, Frimpong would certainly bolster the Gunners’ squad if he moves to the Emirates Stadium this summer. However, I think Arsenal already have enough firepower in their defensive department after signing Timber – who can play in the right-back position despite being a centre-back by traits – so Arteta’s side would be better off exploring options to strengthen other areas of the squad.