Gunners targeting a move for the industrious Christoph Kramer.
Arsenal are ready to offer £20 million for German international midfielder Christoph Kramer, report the Mail, with the Gunners keen on bringing the midfielder to the Premier League from the Bundesliga, where he is currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach from Bayer Leverkusen.
Most notable for being the player who was knocked unconscious during the opening stages of the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, Kramer has forged a reputation as a tidy and industrious central midfield player who is particularly adept at breaking up play – an attribute that the Gunners desperately require.
Despite having allowed him to leave in loan to their divisional rivals Monchengladbach in the last couple of seasons, however, Leverkusen are believed to rate Kramer highly and do not want to sell him for less than £25 million, potentially meaning that the Gunners’ opening offer for the German international will prove to have been pitched too low.
The 23 year-old is actually yet to make a senior appearance for his parent club, despite the extremely high financial demands, but Arsene Wenger appears to be a fan of Kramer and, rather than looking for a short-term stop gap in the defensive midfielder, the Frenchman is believed to be targeting one of his top, long term targets instead.