Edu could finally replace Ozil with Arsenal swoop for £49.5m-rated "special talent"


Edu could finally replace Ozil with Arsenal swoop for £49.5m-rated "special talent"

With Arsenal swooping for £49.5m-rated "unique talent," Edu could eventually replace Ozil.

According to, the Gunners may contemplate a bid for the Leicester City player before next month's transfer deadline, although they may be priced out of a deal.

The Arsenal management has already stated that they are convinced that a £60 million bid will be enough to entice the Foxes to sell, despite the fact that they rejected a £70 million offer last summer, according to the Daily Mail.


    Last month, dependable writer Chris Wheatley tweeted that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta "is a huge fan of Maddison and he's clearly a target."

    If Gunners technical director Edu Gaspar is successful in bringing the England international to the club, the north London giants may have finally found a replacement for Mesut Ozil.

    The German left a significant vacuum in offensive midfield, which has only been temporarily covered by Real Madrid duo Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, who joined the club on loan over the last two seasons.

    It's time for Arsenal to acquire a permanent option in the position, and there can't be many better possibilities than Maddison, especially because he'd be killing two birds with one stone thanks to his homegrown status.

    Edu could finally replace Ozil with Arsenal swoop for £49.5m-rated "special talent"

    Injuries hampered the 24-year-excellent old's improvement last season, but he still provided Brendan Rodgers with 11 goals and ten assists in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.

    These figures were higher than those of Arteta's current attacking midfield options combined, yet Ozil consistently delivered for the club until his final season, including a season-high eight goals and 20 assists in 2015/16.

    Arteta should be looking for that kind of presence in the number 10 spot again. More evidence from last season suggests that he may be able to achieve just that with the Leicester playmaker.

    In the Premier League and Europa League, Maddison averaged 1.7 vital passes per game, 0.3 more than Arsenal's most creative options, Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe.

    The Leicester man was regarded as having a "unique skill" by The Times' top football writer Henry Winter in April, while Rodgers has repeatedly sung lyrical about the "sensational" 24-year-old virtuoso.

    Transfermarkt values Maddison at £49.5m, and it is clear that he would be a fantastic addition to Arteta's poor offensive midfield department, and while £60m may seem like a lot to pay, it is a transaction that KSE should surely attempt to ratify.


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