According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Arsenal are among a whole host of clubs interested in signing Toulouse star Amine Adli this summer.
The 21-year-old had a fantastic campaign in Ligue 2 last season. He scored eight goals and provided seven assists, and his performances won him the player of the season award, nobody deserved it more.
Adli is as versatile as they come. He can play anywhere from central midfield to striker, and he has done well on the flanks as well. His best position, however, is as a second striker, and he thrived there last term.
The report claims that Arsenal are joined by Leicester City, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille and AC Milan in the race to sign him, but it’s Ivan Gazidis’ side leading the charge.
The Rossoneri have already reached an agreement with Adli and are negotiating a fee with Toulouse. The Ligue 2 outfit are demanding £8.6 million for their star attacker, but Milan want to wrap things up for about £2 million less.
With just one year left on his contract, Toulouse will have to sell Adli to avoid losing him for free. With Milan not willing to meet their demands just yet, a window of opportunity could open up for other clubs to swoop in, which is likely considering the amount of interest in him.
Should Arsenal sign Amine Adli?
The French second division has been home to some of the finest talents in football over the last decade. Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante, Ibrahima Konate and Dayot Upamecano all came from Ligue 2 and are now among the best players in the world.
Arsenal signed Matteo Guendouzi from Ligue 2 side Lorient not too long ago. The Frenchman’s indiscipline has cost him his career at the Emirates, but his talent, technical quality and ability to perform at the highest level is unquestionable.
Adli is definitely a huge talent. He was outstanding for Toulouse last season and it’s just a matter of time before he joins a bigger club. However, a move to Arsenal in the Premier League might just be too big a step up for him this summer.