Arsenal remain interested in Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Julian Brandt, with his club open to letting him leave this summer, according to reports in Germany.
The 25-year-old was on the Gunners’ radar in the January transfer window before the London club opted to sign Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard on loan instead.
Brandt is thought to be valued at around the €25m (£21.5m) mark by Dortmund, but fans on Twitter are not particularly excited about a potential move for the German international:
We have literally become Fulham
— KZ (@afcKZ_) June 7, 2021
Class in 18/19. Not now. I dont think he would be awful but we need better.
— Ethan1k17 (@EthanLeepmg) June 7, 2021
Obviously this link was bound to happen
— William (@AFCWilliam__) June 7, 2021
Just getting rubbish arsenal
— sabutai (@leayaan2614) June 7, 2021
— mustafa (@mustafa35672130) June 7, 2021
transfer season doesn't start until we get linked with either Brandt or Draxler
— alex (@afcalexs) June 7, 2021
Good but not consistent
— JBL Wale (@JBL_Wale) June 7, 2021
That’s actually something I would believe. Missing out on our 2/3 top targets to get Brandt seems such and Arsenal thing to do
— AubameBloodClatYang (@MagnusLanding) June 7, 2021
Back up options to odegaard, far worse than buendia for me.
— Jackthegooner (@Jack10Gooner) June 7, 2021
It must be said that Brandt did not pull up any trees last season, scoring four goals and providing two assists in 45 appearances. It is a stark contrast to the figures posted by the likes of Norwich’s Emi Buendia, who Arsenal were previously interested in signing.
Brandt would certainly fit the profile in the fact that he can play as either a no.10 or out wide, but his poor performances for his club mean he isn’t an attractive option.