Tottenham swap their focus from one Arsenal goal to the opposite. Nonetheless, it’s a optimistic improvement for Mikel Arteta.
It’s no secret that the Gunners want to purchase a deadly striker as a way to be effectively geared up to compete for the Premier League within the second half of the season. In keeping with the rising consensus, this striker is Brentford’s Ivan Toney.
Spurs, just like the Gunners, have been reportedly concerned with signing Toney within the winter.
Spurs are in want of a big attacking signing after shedding Harry Kane and failing to discover a like-for-like substitute. They have been ready to compete with Arsenal for Ivan Toney. However in response to Soccer Transfers, Arsenal needn’t fear concerning the North London rivals as they write: “Tottenham drop Toney curiosity as a way to launch Raphinha bid.”
Barcelona are nonetheless open to promoting Raphinha subsequent summer season Arsenal had earlier curiosity the Brazil ahead.
— Highbury Headlines (@ArsenalNews93) November 14, 2023
Apparently, Arsenal’s North London rivals have been postpone by Toney’s excessive asking worth (£100 million) and are content material with what Brennan Johnson and Richarlison provide in assault, of which they imagine Raphinha, who’s in the marketplace for round €70 million, with Barcelona reportedly prepared to do enterprise (the Spanish aspect may additionally conform to a swap deal between him and Cristian Romero), might be an excellent purchase.
It’s value noting that Arsenal has at all times been an admirer of Raphinha; it isn’t doubtless they’re nonetheless determined to get him, however on this scenario, Spurs bowing out of the battle for Toney advantages the Gunners as a result of they’ve one much less group to compete with for the in-demand Englishman. Now the participant simply wants to inform Brentford he needs to go.
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