With a limited budget, Arsenal will likely have to give up the pursuit of the Danish center-back this summer.
In an effort to strengthen the defense, Arsenal have targeted Joachim Andersen. The 23-year-old midfielder made great progress this season, when he made 34 appearances in Serie A, making a big contribution to Sampdoria’s time to compete for a European ticket. Knowing the interest of The Gunners and many other “big men” across Europe, President Massimo Ferrero made a bid for the Danish midfielder. Accordingly, the team who wants to own Andersen will have to spend 22 million euros.
Although he really wants to own a 23-year-old boy, but Unai Emery coach does not have too much money to spend in the summer market. The Arsenal leadership also transferred to Genoa for a € 42 million offer but not only for Joachim Andersen but also Dennis Praet. Of course, Sampdoria refused straightaway.
The Gunners’ hesitation will most likely cost them. AC Milan is also ready to jump into the race to sign the Danish midfielder. The Rossoneri are still looking for at least one midfielder after saying goodbye to Cristian Zapata, Mattia Caldara is still in serious injury and Mateo Musacchio’s form is not stable.
Besides the money factor, the coach Marco Giampaolo is expected to move to lead AC Milan also makes Joachim Andersen’s psychology disturbed. Recently, in an interview with EkstraBladet, the 23-year-old said:
“I know that Giampaolo left for media and was happy to have worked with him. However, I was also a little disappointed. Reuniting with Marco? I can’t say anything about my future. but AC Milan is a great team. “
Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Stephan Lichtsteiner have announced their farewell to Arsenal this summer. Therefore, the team is led by Unai Emery coach who is planning to buy in order to strengthen the force next season. However, being unable to attend the Champions League will make this team unable to violate UEFA’s financial justice laws. Under that circumstance, selecting Sampdoria’s couple is considered suitable for the club’s budget.