Arsenal look set to go back for Belgium and Napoli star Dries Mertens, who they were keen on signing over the summer, with the Gunners set to activate the player’s €30M release clause, according to Italian site CalcioMercato.
As reported by CalcioMercato, the north London side had been looking to sign a new winger for the entire of the summer transfer window, however due to Chilean star Alexis Sanchez stay at the club, it meant that the Gunners’ plans to sign a new forward were put on ice.
Arsene Wenger’s side had targeted Riyad Mahrez and Juan Cuadrado as potential replacements, however the Gunners also targeted Napoli star Mertens as per CalcioMercato, whose contract with the Italian side included a €30M release clause within it
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Arsenal boss Wenger didn’t get the chance to negotiated a deal for Mertens, who has managed to bag 75 goals in 194 games for Napoli during his career, during the summer due to the fact that the forward’s contract renewal came so early in the transfer window report CalcioMercato, however it is believed that the Premier League giants could go back in for the 30-year-old before this season ends.
Should Arsenal manage to secure Mertens for €30M, it’ll surely go down as one of the signings of the season, no matter where the Gunners finish in the league table.