Arsenal are reportedly considering selling Gabriel Martinelli in order to recoup funds to sign PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.
Football Transfers claim that the Brazilian international could now be sold to help Arsenal’s bid to bring Mbappe to north London, with the French international set to be sold this summer.
The 24-year-old sensation has been tentatively linked with Arsenal this window amid growing reports that Mbappe is due to leave Paris this summer, with north London now a possible destination.
However, with Arsenal already spending close to £200m on new signings, the finances simply aren’t there for a move to Mbappe to even be feasible, which is why Martinelli could now be moved on.
The Brazilian international was one of Arsenal’s best players last season with Martinelli being rewarded with a new long-term contract. However, a move could be possible if it meant signing Mbappe.
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Indeed, early rumours have suggested that PSG will want to breakeven on their £166m investment that brought Mbappe to the French capital all the way back in 2017. Yet selling Martinelli couldn’t even recoup this for Arsenal.
Arsenal selling Martinelli to sign Mbappe is sheer madness
There’s no denying that almost every Arsenal fan would love to see Mbappe signed as a true heir to Thierry Henry. Yet the same supporters would also laugh off the idea that Martinelli should be sold to make the move possible.
The 21-year-old is one of the best young players in world football and a talent who could star for Arsenal for the next ten years. And Martinelli’s potential is simply too good to let go even if it meant Mbappe being brought in.
Moreover, selling the winger might not even be enough to cover Mbappe’s transfer fee, let alone the wages the PSG forward would want should a move ever materialise this summer.