Arsenal could raise up to £124.2m from the sale of six players this summer, according to Football.London.
The website believes Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be sold at the end of the season, while there is a strong possibility that Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette will be offloaded too.
They then, rather circumspectly, use the six stars’ Transfermarkt valuations to assess what the Gunners could receive in terms of transfer fees. Supporters on Twitter are very sceptical about the number used:
If we get £12.42 I’ll be surprised tbh
— walter (@waltertradesfx) April 27, 2021
— #J£. #KroenkeOut (@JayFross0) April 27, 2021
Auba out chris wood in
— Bradley Karl Anderson🇬🇧 (@bektas9928) April 27, 2021
Bellerin, Nketiah and Torreira I agree to sell, however Guendouzi deserves another chance. Lacazette i’d keep unless we’re bringing in a new striker.
— Kieran H (@khooper8695) April 27, 2021
Very specific figure 🧐🧐 So definitely not made up 🤥🤥🤥
— Jamie Slater (@jslater88) April 27, 2021
We have awful negotiators wouldn’t suprise me if they’re all sold for a combined fee for £50 million 🤦♂️
— munir (@MunirEssa97) April 27, 2021
Lol lucky to get £20 mill.
— East Stand Gooner (@Cannonballrun89) April 27, 2021
124.2mill to go back into owners pockets
— 🐐 Lewis🇬🇧Hamilton 🐐 TheGoat! (@RedDevil2021) April 27, 2021
To be honest, Transfermarkt values can sometimes overestimate or underestimate price tags. You also have to consider the situation some of these players find themselves in.
Lacazette has one year left on his contract, Bellerin is keen on leaving for a new challenge while Torreira has personal issues, which means he wants to move back to South America. It may, therefore, lead to Arsenal getting a lot less for the players in question than anticipated.