Soccer NewsWednesday 13th June 2018

Arsenal closing in on superb £62million triple transfer deal | CaughtOffside

Arsenal closing in on superb £62million triple transfer deal | CaughtOffside

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on three summer transfer window signings that could cost as much as £62million.

The Evening Standard reports that the Gunners are edging closer to bringing in three players: Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno for £20m, Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira for £26m, and Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos for £16m.

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These additions seem ideal for new manager Unai Emery to address the weaknesses in the squad he’s inherited from his predecessor Arsene Wenger.

Leno could surely replace Petr Cech as Arsenal’s number one after his impressive displays in the Bundesliga, while Torreira also looks a potential upgrade on below-par players like Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny in the middle of the park.

Arsenal are also a bit short in defence after the retirement of Per Mertesacker, while Laurent Koscielny faces a long spell out with injury, according to a report from the Independent last month.

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Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno set for Arsenal transfer
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Sokratis is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund for a transfer to Arsenal
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Lucas Torreira also looks set for Arsenal in a £62million triple deal

This should make Sokratis a fine signing at the back to help Emery get off to the best possible start at the Emirates Stadium as he faces the tough job of replacing a club legend in Wenger.

Arsenal fans would surely be pretty happy with that business as £62m for three quality players is not easily done in this current inflated market.

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