Arsenal have been linked with a shock move for West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson as manager Mikel Arteta continues to build his team ahead of the new Premier League season scheduled to start on Saturday, September 12.
Football Insider revealed that the Gunners’ boss is a big admirer of Brazilian international Felipe Anderson who endured a disappointing season with the Hammers in the last campaign.
West Ham United signed the player two years ago in a £42m deal and they are expected to recoup the majority of that transfer fee before they can sanction the sale of the player.
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Arsenal have a well-publicised financial constraint stemmed from their three-year absence from the Champions League as well as the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
It remains to be seen whether Mikel Arteta and Arsenal would be able to get the cash to finance a deal for the aforementioned Anderson who signed for the Hammers from Italian Serie A heavyweights Lazio.
Arsenal have already been busy in the transfer market this summer with the acquisition of Brazilian duo Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes.
Willian signed for the Gunners on a free transfer from London rivals Chelsea, while compatriot Magalhaes joined from LOSC Lille of France in a £27m deal.