Arsenal is said to be optimistic about closing a deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou as the summer transfer window opens.
According to Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast, Arsenal has been watching Zagadou’s performances for some time and has planned to make a move for the Frenchman.
About Dan-Axel Zagadou
Dan-Axel Zagadou was a student of PSG’s youth academy. He joined Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer in the summer of 2017, agreeing on a five-year deal with the Bundesliga club.
Zagadou soon established himself as a key member of Dortmund’s senior team, appearing in 73 games across all competitions.
However, Zagadou been sidelined for an extended amount of time this season due to a knee injury and has only appeared in nine Bundesliga games for Dortmund this season.
Arsenal is rumored to be desperate for a defender this season. The Gunners have already let go of Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi in the January transfer window, and they are now bracing for the departure of David Luiz, whose deal is due to expire at the end of the season.
In recent years, Arsenal’s defense has been their most serious point of concern. Arsenal’s security has been their greatest point of worry. Last season, the Gunners signed a high-quality center back in Gabriel Magalhaes. In recent weeks, Magalhaes has formed a close relationship with Rob Holding at the heart of Arsenal’s defense.
The Gunners, on the other hand, will look to recruit another central defender to provide Arteta with sufficient options for next season. According to the article, Zagadou could be eligible for £25 million, which could prove to be a steal for a player of his caliber.
Provided that Dan-Axel Zagadou has just one year left on his contract, Arsenal will try to discuss a lower fee with Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal will attempt to discuss a lower fee with Borussia Dortmund for Dan-Axel Zagadou, who has just one year left on his contract with the club.