Arsenal, Everton or Leeds United will have to pay a minimum of £13 million to sign Bundesliga ace Josip Brekalo from Wolfsburg, as reported by BILD.
After Borussia Dortmund turned losing star players into an annual tradition, and following the dismantling of Eintracht Frankfurt’s iconic ‘holy trinity’ strike force, Wolfsburg may be the latest Bundesliga club to become unfortunate victims of their own success.
The Wolves qualified for the Champions League after a six-year absence last week.
But with influential coach Oliver Glasner leaving to take over at Eintracht Frankfurt and star striker Wout Weghorst tipped to leave, the Wolfsburg side that takes to the field in 2021/22 could be very different to the one that finished 2020/21 in fourth place.
Could Brekalo be heading to Arsenal, Leeds or Everton?
The Express reports Leeds and Everton are keeping tabs on Brekalo, a 22-year-old Croatia international who has been labelled a right-footed Arjen Robben due to his penchant for cutting inside and firing shots at goal.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal to bring Brekalo to the Emirates, having been impressed by a man who hit his first Bundesliga hat-trick in the recent victory over Union Berlin.
A deal for Brekalo won’t break the bank either.
It is understood Wolfsburg will demand a minimum of £13 million but the former Stuttgart loanee is unlikely to cost much more than that.
Unless, of course, Arsenal, Leeds and Everton enter a bidding war and drive his price to vertigo-inducing heights.