Arsenal Make Contact With £60m Rated Attacker Wanted By Premier League Rivals

According to reports, Arsenal have made contact with Eberechi Eze’s agent over a possible move to the Emirates from Crystal Palace this summer.

Eze has been in demand since the start of the transfer window but it is still unclear at this point where the 26-year-old will end up moving to.

There has been heavy interest from Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham Hotspur who have said that they are prepared to pay the hefty £60 million price tag that Palace has placed on the attacker.

According to Football Transfers, Arsenal are planning on swooping in front of their rivals to land Eze’s signature and have already made contact with the England international in the hope of agreeing a deal.

It is understood that Eze’s decision will come down to whether he can be guaranteed first-team football at whatever club he moves to, if not, he may remain at Palace.

How would Eze fit into the Arsenal attack?

Arsenal is blessed with having a lot of attacking options including Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard, and Kai Havertz amongst many others.

It would be difficult for Mikel Arteta to guarantee Eze to start every week due to the sheer number of options that he has going forward meaning that Arsenal could struggle to sign him over the likes of Spurs who have less competition for places going forward. Arsenal, however, can offer Champions League football which their rivals cannot.

Who else has shown interest in the attacker?

It isn’t just the North London rivals who have been linked with Eze as Liverpool is also keen on the 26-year-old after their bid for Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon was rejected last week.

Furthermore, Premier League title winners Manchester City are keeping tabs on Eze’s situation too, but it would be less likely that the Palace man would move to the Etihad due to the lack of guarantee of consistent first-team football in City’s squad.

Aston Villa and West Ham with their lofty ambitions could also get in the running but could be viewed as lesser options by the player himself.

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