Arsenal’s interest in Kylian Mbappe is long-standing. Arsene Wenger went to the Monaco striker’s house last summer to try and bring him to North London, aware that his talent was about to make him a household name.
The then 17 year old decided to stay at the Ligue Un club, and this season he’s caught the eye with some outstanding performances domestically and in the Champions League.
Now, L’Equipe say that Arsenal are rumoured to have made a €100m offer for Europe’s hottest striking talent.
There’s an article on their website right now which says:
A new club made a move to sign the young Monaco striker, currently training with the French team: it’s Arsenal.
Kylian Mbappé is on course to be one of the main attraction in the next transfer market. After Man City and Real, Arsenal have put themselves in the frame for the As Monaco striker.
The Gunners are even rumoured to have formulated an initial offer of €100m for the young French international!
Deprived of Champions League, the London club expects a tough competition on this business and is at the same time studying the track that leads to Alexandre Lacazette, the Olympique Lyonnais striker.
But they remain convinced they can fight on the case of a young prodigy they’ve been following for a few years.
Of course we’re well into the realms of speculation here, but Wenger is a huge admirer and this is the kind of signing he and Arsenal could do with to kick off what is going to be a very challenging summer.
They promise more information in a later edition, so let’s see what they say.