Arsenal have reportedly been told to cough up €30 million to land German international Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund.
According to a report by German publication Sport Bild, Arsenal now know the price they need to pay in order to sign Julian Weigl in this summer’s transfer window. The Premier League giants have been told to shell out €30 million to secure the services of the German international.
Julian Weigl has made rapid strides since joining Borussia Dortmund from 1860 Munich in the summer of 2015. Over the last four years, the German midfielder has gone on to become a regular for both club and country. But, the arrival of Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney restricted his game time considerably.
The 23-year-old started just 22 games across all competitions last season and of his 25 outings, the player featured majorly as a centre-back, instead of his preferred holding midfield position. His fallen stature at Dortmund means Weigl could be on the move this summer, with Arsenal interested in signing him.
The Gunners have previously been linked with the German international as well. But, there had been no reason for Arsenal to go through with their interest in Weigl, until now.
Last summer’s top signing Lucas Torreira is being heavily linked with a move away from Emirates, with AC Milan reportedly lining up a move for the Uruguayan international. If Torreira ends up leaving Arsenal, the need to find a solution for the defensive midfield slot will understandably have arisen.
To that end, Weigl is a viable target for Arsenal, who could have a strong complement for Granit Xhaka in the German international, with Matteo Guendouzi completing the midfield trifecta. And, the North Londoners now know the player’s price tag.
While Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to part ways with the 23-year-old, the report suggests that they might be ready to do business if a suitor meets their €30 million valuation. But, Sport Bild also claim that Weigl is open to a move away from the German heavyweights, which should hand Arsenal a boost.
But, the €30 million price tag might cut in too deep into their summer budget, with Unai Emery believed to be operating on a limited purse, which can only be boosted by player sales. It now remains to be seen if Arsenal are able to land Julian Weigl this summer.