‘We Are Getting Him For Sure’ ‘He’s Average In My Opinion’ Fans Discuss Arsenal’s Interest In £60M PL Star

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz when the January transfer window opens.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested that the Brazilian is a top target for the Gunners and a subsequent report from TEAMtalk claims that the player is interested in moving to the Emirates, although he could cost £60m.

Most fans on X would back the club signing Luiz but there are some that do have reservations about his ability and price tag:

Luiz’s asking price may put off Arsenal

If Villa do hold out for as much as some reports claim, you can’t see Mikel Arteta’s side making a move for Luiz in the New Year.

There are already concerns about Financial Fair Play which means that the Gunners would probably have to sell someone before they buy.

Do Arsenal have any alternative targets to Luiz?

It is believed that Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi is also on the club’s radar. However, there are a couple of reasons why a move for the Spaniard may not be on the cards.

Firstly, the midfielder has reportedly rejected a transfer to North London before, having decided to remain with Real Sociedad last January.

Secondly, Arsenal would likely have to pay the 24-year-old’s release clause, which stands at €60m (£52m); a figure that is only slightly below Luiz’s valuation.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.