The Euros will give clubs an opportunity to analyze the performance of the players they are looking for. The tournament begins after a year of delay. Arsenal will fortunately see two of their goals perform in the opening of Euro 2020.
One problem for the clubs is that domestic leagues do not have uniformity in the level of competition. This is why highly rated players come in and underperform. However, the euro is at a different level and the players are putting everything on the field.
Many players secured great offers after international tournaments, we can take the case of James Rodriguez. Arsenal has a great need for players as Dani Ceballos, Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka and Torreira are ready to leave.
There are connections with Wolverhampton’s Ruben Neves and Brighton’s Yves Bissouma. However, there is another that the Gunners have been scouting for the past 5 years. Manuel Locatelli was linked with a move to the Gunners when he was just 18 years old.
“I’m ready for a top club and it’s also a potential opportunity for me to join a foreign club, why not?” He told CorSport last month. “When there are opportunities, I will think about my future.”
“It simply came to our notice then. I decide after the European Championships, “ he said, as per Football Italy. Locatelli plays in the central midfield for the Italian outfit Sassuolo. In the opening, he will be up against Turkey and another Arsenal goal in the form of Zeki Celik.
Arsenal goals up against in Euro Opener:
Both Manuel Locatelli and Zeki Celik are very interesting prospects for the Gunners. Locatelli has been a regular for Sassuolo, appearing in 34 games for the team. He also has 4 goals and 3 assists to his name, good stats for a defensive midfielder.
Celik, on the other hand, has been a regular for Lille at the right back-place. With Hector Bellerin ready to leave Celik, it’s the apparent goal for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta. In this season itself, Celik has 4 goals and 3 assists to his name in 35 appearances for the club.
According to reports from Football London, Celik’s price is around £ 13m, and Locatelli’s estimated transfer value is close to £ 25m. All in all, Arsenal could sign them in a range from £ 38m to £ 45m.
Lille have had good relations with Arsenal in the past, which the Gunners could expect to continue in Celik’s case. Arsenal want funds because many players are leaving the club, the summer is coming.
The most important decision, however, is where the club will decide to use these funds. Tonight’s match will be a good opportunity for Arsenal. They can actually judge the calibers of their potential goals. While one thing is for sure, the Gunners are in for a big renewal.
There will be some big changes because Arsenal can not afford another boring season. Mikel Arteta will do everything to improve the team. If he fails to do so, it will be his position that everyone will shoot for.