Arsenal have made a ‘formal offer’ to sign Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri, according to Assahifa, with the Moroccan international understood to be giving serious consideration to walking away from his La Liga employers.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a fine debut campaign with Leganes in 2018/19 after joining the club for a record £5.2 million last summer.
En-Nesyri, who scored a bullet header as Morocco claimed a creditable draw against Spain in last summer’s World Cup, found the net 11 times for Leganes last season. He also became the first player to score a hat-trick for The Cucumber Growers in the Spanish top flight, single-handedly destroying Real Betis back in February.
And Assahifa reports that En-Nesyri could be in line for a shock move to Arsenal, though Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are both expressing an interest too. Betis, who were on the wrong end of his history-making treble, have also offered around £9 million for his signature.
Arsenal will have to work on a limited budget this summer with Goal claiming that they have just £45 million to spend after missing out on Champions League football.
So En-Nesyri is the kind of promising, affordable player that the Gunners will have to prioritise.
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