Arsenal line up £18m PSG youngster as replacement for loan flop

Date published: Thursday 21st March 2019 11:13 - Oli Fisher

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Arsenal have lined up a young Paris Saint-Germain star as the man they want to replace loan flop Denis Suarez, according to a report.

Suarez signed for Arsenal on loan until the end of the season with the Gunners agreeing to take on his full Barcelona salary – believed to be around £60,000 a week – to get the deal over the line.

The Sun claimed on Tuesday that Unai Emery will not convert Suarez’s loan move into an £18million permanent deal, due to his failure to adapt to Premier League football.

French journalist Julien Laurens offered his theory on the situation: “On paper he looked like a good signing, it’s a loan, let’s see what he can do in England.

“It turns out even at training maybe Emery has seen that he was not good enough to give him more game time. So I think this one obviously is not going to go any further.”

Now, The Sun claim that the Gunners have linked up Christopher Nkunku as his replacement, and are hopeful an £18m bid will be enough.

They came close to signing the midfielder back in January but could not get a deal over the line as Unai Emery was working with a restricted budget.


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