‘Love it’ ‘We Are So Back’ Fans Excited As Arsenal Offer Potential Signing £65K p/w Contract

Arsenal are prepared to hand Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori a €4m a year (£65,000 a week), five-year contract, according to to Tutto Bologna Web.

The Italian international would be more than doubling his current salary if he seals a move to the Emirates, but it is still a rather modest pay packet by Premier League standards.

Fans on X are now getting excited by the prospect of Calafiori being the Gunners’ first new signing of the summer transfer window:

Arsenal are in pole position to sign the centre-back

Chelsea are believed to be still interested in the 22-year-old but their bid will hinge on offering players in a part-exchange deal; something Bologna may not accept.

In contrast, the Gunners already have a green light from Calafiori himself and they are likely to match his €50m (£42m) price tag as and when the first proposal is lodged.

Arteta has approved the signing of Calafiori

Manager Mikel Arteta is said to be keen on recruiting a left-footed centre-half this summer. Ajax’s Jorrel Hato is also reportedly on the club’s shortlist but the teenager has already confirmed that he will stay in the Netherlands for another season.

That has led to the London club turning their attention to Calafiori, with a deal now likely to progress over the coming days.

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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.