= Arsenal reportedly received a “mega offer” from a Saudi Arabian club that was interested in Gabriel Magalyangis (25) this summer. However, it was belatedly confirmed that he refused at once because he was a “core” defender and coach Mikel Arteta (41) was determined to hold on.
The British media “Football Insider” exclusively reported on the 12th (Korea Standard Time) that Arsenal did not want to sell despite the Saudi Arabian club’s strong interest in Magalyangis during this summer’s transfer market, and eventually refused to negotiate.메이저사이트
In particular, Arsenal is known to have been offered as much as 100 million pounds (about 166 billion won) for the transfer fee. This is more than four times the transfer fee spent when Magalyangis, who played for Lille OSC, was recruited in the summer of 2020. It is a “mega offer” that can make huge profits.
Arsenal, however, classified Magalyangis as a “core” defender enough to sign a five-year long-term contract in October last year, and coach Arteta also strongly trusted him, so he quickly rejected the “mega offer.” Furthermore, it is known that they did not sell it because they believed that it would be helpful to keep holding it, such as intensifying competition between defenders.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have invested huge sums to bolster their squad during this summer’s transfer window. In fact, he spent more than 194.2 million pounds (about 321.7 billion won) in the process of recruiting Declan Rice (24), Kai Havertz (24), and Julien Timber (22).
On the other hand, it did not make much profit in the process of selling it. The sale of Granit Zaka (30) and Polarin Balogan (22) to Bayer Leverkusen and AS Monaco, respectively, left a total of 47.2 million pounds (about 78.2 billion won). In addition, Nicola Pepe (28), who was brought in in 2019 while paying 7.2 million pounds (about KRW 119.2 billion), was released as a free agent (FA) in the process of leaving for Travzonspor.