Arsenal told they can sign Ousmane Diomande in a £51m deal

By on May 30, 2024

Ousmane Diamonde Sporting Lisbon

Arsenal have been made aware that they can sign Sporting CP star Ousmane Dembele for a fee of around £51m this summer, as per Record.

The Gunners are said to be interested in the Ivory Coast international for a very long time as it has been reported that they have been monitoring his development since his FC Midtjylland days.

However, although Arsenal have been linked with a move for him over the last few transfer windows, they haven’t opted to make a concrete approach yet. But, things could be different this time around as Mikel Arteta’s side are reportedly considering strengthening their backline by signing a new defender this summer.

It has previously been reported that Diomande has a £69m release clause included in his current contract and Sporting don’t want to let their star man leave for anything less than that figure.

However, according to the report by Record, the Portuguese giants are currently in financial difficulties so they are considering selling some of their stars to balance the books.

Diomande to Arsenal

The report further claims that Sporting are ready to cash-in on Diomande and are prepared to accept a fee of around £51m including bonuses. So, Arsenal can manage to sign their long-term target in a cut-price deal this summer should they formalise their interest.

The Ivory Coast international has enjoyed a stellar campaign this term, playing a key role in guiding his team to win the league title and also helping his nation win the AFCON. So, having been impressed by his development this season, Arsenal could decide to make a swoop to sign him this summer.

Diomande, standing at 6ft 3in tall, is quick, strong, good in the air, comfortable playing out from the back and also efficient in defensive contributions. The 20-year-old is a highly talented player and could be a solid signing for Arsenal if they purchase him.

However, it is going to be interesting to see whether the North London club eventually opt to make a concrete approach to secure the Sporting star’s signature in the upcoming transfer window to reinforce their defensive department.