Reports: Manchester United and Arsenal eye Serie A superstar
Manchester United and Arsenal are ready to fight for the Serie A superstar!
What is the rumor?
Manchester United and Arsenal have set their sights on Dries Mertens according to reports in CalcioMercato. The Italian publication states that the two Premier League teams are awaiting their contract negotiations in Napoli.
According to reports, the Belgian has a clause releasing € 28 million in his current contract and that has put the club on the alert. Despite being 30 years old, he is still wanted by the great teams due to his ability to score goals.
In case you did not know …
Mertens' current contract in Napoli runs out by 2020. The concern for the Serie A team is the cause of the release that is in his contract.
They are interested in having me sign a new one so that the clause can be deleted. Reports claim that the striker wants € 4 million as salary each season, something Napoli has not yet agreed to.
The heart of the matter
Manchester United has let Zlatan Ibrahimovic go and has no one as reserve for Romelu Lukaku. Marcos Rashford and Anthony Martial are the forwards, but José Mourinho has been playing them on the wings.
Arsenal has Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in their squad and it's a surprise that they are with Mertens. The Belgian would have been perfect for them, but with 2 incredible forwards in the team, it is not clear where they would choose to play it.
Probability of rumor: 4/10
Calcio Mercato is a reliable source and they have only affirmed that both parties are interested. They have not mentioned any movement made by the two teams and that will only happen once the season ends.
Author & # 39; s Take
Mertens will move to the Premier League would be a brilliant thing, but I really do not think he can replicate his Napoli form in England.