A report claims that Arsenal has concerns over signing Bayern Munich center-back, Jerome Boateng, this winter transfer market. Another report mentioned that Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s new manager, is looking to strengthen his defensive options this month as Calum Chambers is ruled out for the role for the rest of this season because he suffering a knee injury. Meanwhile another option, Kieran Tierney is sidelined for two months because he suffering a dislocated shoulder.
Aside from Jerome Boateng, the Gunners also reported eyeing Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig which is also a Bundesliga club. But RB Leipzig is reportedly holding out of a 70 million euro transfer fee for the 21-year-old player.
That rules him out from Arsenal’s list because the Gunners are working with a limited budget in January. Perhaps the Gunners would wait until summer before making a move for Dayot Upamecano. Other than that, Mikel Arteta also believed to be more focused on players who can arrive over a loan deal this month.
Bayern Muenchen Would Let Jerome Boateng Leaves For Free
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich is reportedly is open to offloading the 31-year-old for no transfer fee as long as the defender’s contract that worth around 230.000 euro a week, is paid by his new club. Of course, it would be a good option for Arsenal who’s unwilling to spend so much money this January.
But as online betting Malaysia mentioned before, Arsenal’s hierarchy has reservations over signing Jerome Boateng. The reason is due to Jerome Boateng’s fitness issue and his lack of playing time this season with Bayer Munich. It seems they want to avoid a repeat of Denis Suarez’s situation last season after the Spanish player joined on loan from Barcelona in January, but was forced to return to Camp Nou due to injury. He’s only made a total of 6 appearances under Unai Emery.