Confirmations from Argentina: the anticipated deal is developing less than a month ago. Pozzo asks for 30 million, the Gunners want to lower the figure by inserting the defender
UDINE. The rumble of the market around the name of Nahuel Molina is becoming stronger and stronger since, last April 26, the Messaggero Veneto revealed that, alongside the suitors Atletico Madrid and Juventus, there was another who was doing terribly on the serious: Arsenal.
And to that “leak” now we can add other details that confirm how the negotiation, still under the radar, is actually moving.
Mikel Arteta’s team is fighting for a place in the Champions League with Antonio Conte’s Tottenham. Last night in the trip to Newcastle he failed to overtake the Spurs just 90 minutes from the end of the Premier League to settle in fourth place: now he will have to hope for a reversal even if the commitment against Everton, in full salvation race, is definitely more complicated than that of Tottenham will deal with Norwich, relegated for some time like the Watford of home Pozzo.
But Arsenal do not intend to waste time: regardless of the money from the Champions League, the English clubs still have a lot of room for maneuver, so much so that there is already talk of a deal made with Bologna to take over the Scottish left winger Aaron Hickey, not even 20 years old. : the rossoblù will receive 25 million euros, the BBC also confirmed. But Arteta also wants a leg winger on the other wing and the first name on the list is Juventus’ Molina.
They come from Argentina, this time, where bringing the internet linked to the sports newspaper Olé has added a couple of details to the basis of the negotiation on which Arsenal would like to set up the deal with Udinese. First of all, the figure: 30 million dollars (the American currency has always been used in South America for market exchanges), about 29 in euros.
It might seem like a figure in contrast with the rumors bouncing from London, but on closer inspection it is further confirmation, given that from England there is talk of a request made by Gino Pozzo for 25 million pounds, look a bit about 29 in EUR. This is the price of the former player of Boca, Defensa and Rosario Central that Udinese managed to sign in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer. A bang.
But the Argentine press adds more “salt” to the deal which, as we revealed less than a month ago, could go through with the inclusion of Pablo Marì, the Spanish defender on loan in Friuli from Arsenal since January.
Well, the person concerned has already communicated to the British that he would gladly stay with Udinese if the negotiation goes through. Thus the Gunners would lower the amount to be shelled out to take Molina, but at this point in the game the most anticipated protagonist will have to take the field: Gino Pozzo.
Three reminders not to be underestimated. First: Udinese does not intend to spend a lot of money on Marì who is still a player who goes for 29 years. Second: the Spaniard does not have a low wage and should be part of the contract policy implemented by Udinese.
Third: Pozzo junior has rarely accepted technical counterparts on the occasion of deals that led to large capital gains (the last two were those of last summer, De Paul and Musso).