A blow for Arsenal’s summer plans has come around after Tottenham have confirmed that they will also be bidding for William Saliba.
The defender who plays for Saint-Etienne has been linked with a move to Arsenal for some time now, which has obviously given fans something to be excited about as Arsenal are said to be cash struck. However, it looks as though their biggest rivals will be throwing a spanner in the works for the Gunners.
The 18-year-old has been deemed one of France’s brightest young talents. He’s been at his current club since 2016 and his young age is probably something that is attracting English teams, as the biggest clubs know they can build and develop the player making him worth more. Arsenal needs to strengthen its defence before the new season starts. It looked as though Saliba could have been their answer to that, even if his transfer fee would have blown a chunk of their low budget.
It is said that Tottenham are going to bid £20 million for the youngster and this is so frustrating for Arsenal and their fans. Something that adds to that frustration is that the Gunners are supposedly still in talks with Saint-Étienne over a transfer fee, but Spurs have already been talking to the player and his representatives.
He may be a great talent but it may not be worth the fight. I feel for Arsenal, although this is football and it’s what the transfer window is for. Even though Mauricio Pochettino’s side have shown the interest in Saliba, it’s all about what’s best for the player so until we hear more, where do you think he will be best at?