Arsenal have begun talks over a potential deal to sign Mattia Destro in January, with the players’ agent scheduled to meet the representatives of the club in coming week.
Arsenal are in a disastrous run of form at the moment as they have lost two consecutive games in Premier League and they are not even close to a Champions League qualifying spot.
Arsene Wenger is under tremendous pressure now to spend big in the January transfer window and Arsenal have plans to sign a midfielder and a striker next month.
Mattia Destro of AS Roma have caught the attention of Arsenal as the striker is struggling to get the regular playing time in the Italian capital and he is now open for a move to another club.
Meanwhile, reports coming from England have also confirmed the interest of Arsenal in signing Mattia Destro. According to The Sun, Mattia Destro’s frustration over a lack of playing time could see him make a £20 million move to Arsenal sooner rather than later.
Mattia Destro, 23, is widely considered as the star of a future in Italy. But the young striker has struggled to maintain his place in the starting line-up of AS Roma while club legend Fransesco Totti continues to defy his age.
Roma coach Rudi Garci has preferred Totti ahead of Mattia Destro in his 4-3-3 system this campaign and this has made the striker feel unsettled at the club.
The Arsenal management is aware of this situation of Mattia Destro at Roma and coach Arsene Wenger has given a green signal to the club authorities to start the negotiations with the agent of the player, who is expected to land in London on Monday. Arsenal believe that an offer worth 20 million pounds would be enough to get their man from Roma.
Mattia Destro have performed well whenever he has got the opportunity at AS Roma this season but he has also spoke openly about a potential transfer to Arsenal on many occasions.
Speaking about the potential move to Arsenal last month, Mattia Destro said that: “Arsenal for me? The rumours are good, I’m happy for them. This is the proof that I’m doing my work well. There are so many things that I can improve on. I must never stop and continue to learn new things.”