Paris St-Germain Primed For £60m Arsenal Raid

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Paris St-Germain will launch a £60m summer raid for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, reports talkSPORT.

The 19-year-old moved to the North London club in 2018 from Ligue 2 club Lorient. An £8m signing, fans have taken the youngster to heart after a series of industrious performances in what is turning into a miserable season for the Gunners.

Guendouzi began his career as a youth player with the French champions, training in their academy for nine years before leaving for Lorient.

Les Parisiens were keen on him when he decided to leave the Breton club.

“It is true that PSG were very interested, like other teams, there were a lot of discussions,” he said. “But for me the best decision I could make was to join Arsenal.”

“Once they positioned themselves, I didn’t hesitate, I orientated myself in that direction.”

Such has been his form that bookmakers expect him to be in the running for the PFA Young Player of the Season. Arsenal fans are unimpressed with PSG’s interest, but the club faces a difficult decision.

Hampered by a huge wage bill, Unai Emery found himself restricted to loan deals in the winter transfer window. Fears that the Gunners wouldn’t fare much better in the summer were confirmed when David Ornstein, the BBC’s well-informed reporter claiming there is a £50m budget to overhaul the squad.

Sales will be necessary to bolster that war chest; will the Arsenal hierarchy take the opportunity to make a quick profit?