British soccer media “Football 365” reported on the 12th (Korea Standard Time), “Arsnal coach Mikel Arteta hopes to recruit Doosan Blahovic (23, Juventus) this winter.”
Arsenal have had a busy transfer window this summer. He invested 65 million pounds (about 108.3 billion won) to bring in Chelsea’s Kai Havertz. It then recruited Ajax’s Julian Timber for 45 million euros (about 64 billion won). And it peaked. West Ham United’s irreplaceable ace Declan Rice has been recruited. The transfer fee is 116.6 million euros (about 166.8 billion won). This amount has become Arsenal’s all-time “club record.”토토사이트
But Arteta was not satisfied here. They want to reinforce the front line. Gabriel Jesus, the main striker, scored against Manchester United on the 4th. However, the game was a return match from injury. Jeju usually has quite a lot of injuries. Another striker, Eddie Nketia, is underweight. Havertz, who played as a front-line striker in his final season at Chelsea, is still a poor goal scorer. Naturally, he returned to his original position as a midfielder.
The front-line striker that coach Arteta wants is Blahovic. Arsenal and Blahovich had already been consistently connected since January 2022. However, Blahovic left Fiorentina at the time and chose to transfer to Juventus instead of Arsenal. At that time, the transfer fee was 91.6 million euros (about 130.2 billion won).
However, he fell into an unexpected slump. Blahovich did not perform as well as Fiorentina did. He played in 42 games in Juventus’ uniform last season, but scored only 14 goals. It was evaluated that it did not fit well with coach Masimiliano Allegri’s tactics.
Nevertheless, it was still popular. Juventus planned to sell Blahovich this summer. After hearing the news, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) showed interest in Blahovic. However, negotiations have not been carried out properly, and he will remain in Juventus this season.
However, it is unclear whether he will remain in Juventus until the end of the season. Arsenal want to recruit through the winter transfer market. Juventus reporter Marcelo Chirico also mentioned in the media, “Blahovic is a player who can explode enough for other teams.”