“They bided their time until they had scouted the player, which is typical of Arsenal’s behavior,” Man City boss Pep Guardiola expressed his ire after Arsenal destroyed Man City’s plans by finalizing a massive £155 double deal for goal machine and.
Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, expressed his frustration after Arsenal outwitted them in a stunning £155 million double deal for rising star Ousmane DĚomande and leading striker VĖktor Gyokeres.
Before submitting their formal bid, the Gunners strategically waited for Guardiola to scout D’Omande, revealing a tactful move typical of Arsenal’s behavior, according to Guardiola.
The 20-year-old Sporting defender Diomande has impressed with his performances in Portugal, making him a highly sought-after talent in the Premier League.
His aggressive style, aerial ability, and ability to play out from the back have earned him praise as a potential “complete defender.
Arsenal, who had earlier submitted a bid of £30 million, is supposedly deciding whether to sign D’Omande, with manager MĖkel Arteta being a long-term admirer since the player’s breakthrough at FC Midtjylland.
Although Arsenal appears to be leading, Manchester City and Newcastle United have joined the pursuit of Drogbe.
The Gunners are also interested in Gyokeres, a deadly goal scorer for Sporting who has made 18 appearances this season and scored 15 goals. After an incredible season at Coventry City, Gyokeres has established himself as an alternative striker for Arsenal, taking on Gabriel Jesus, the team’s current No. 9.
Arsenal’s interest in both players is indicative of their commitment to bolstering the team’s offensive and defensive capabilities.
Nevertheless, the expense is significant because Sporting Bets on full release clause payments for midseason acquisitions. With D’Omande’s release clause set at €80 million (£69 million) and Gyokeres holding a €100 million (£86 million) release clause, Arsenal will need to spend a significant £155 million to acquire both players in the upcoming transfer window.
Ruben AmorĖm, the manager of Sporting, highlighted the club’s reluctance to sell in January and stated that meeting release clauses was the only viable option.
Despite the financial obstacles, Arsenal appears committed to strengthening the team with the promising pair, upending Manchester City’s plans in the process.