English Premier League outfit might not be done with transfer activities in France as they have been linked with another Lille player Boubakary Soumare this summer window.

The Gunners might be considering the signature of the 21-year-old midfielder as an alternative for Lyon star Houssem Aouar. Speculations have been sparked with Lille leaving him out of their weekend game against Strasbourg.

Lille president has also been quoted admitting that the player could leave the club before the end of the summer transfer window on Monday night with interest also coming from two Italian Serie A outfits, AC Milan and Napoli.

Boubakary Soumare is known to be a great footballer with age on his side. He also has the physical features that will help him fit into the Premier League. He is tall, a runner, and likes to be in possession of the ball.

The midfielder has a contract with the French Ligue 1 outfit until the summer of 2021 but that does not mean he cannot leave if the right offers are presented.

Boubakary Soumar’s chances of joining Arsenal highly depends on Mikel Arteta’s analysis of his style of play and how he will fit into the current Arsenal system of play.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.