Emil Forsberg has heavily hinted that he’s preparing to leave RB Leipzig this summer, in an interview with the Swedish media.
Forsberg, who is currently on international duty with Sweden at the World Cup, spoke to Fotbollskanalen about his club situation at the moment.
“As I feel, I’m ready for the next big step,” he said. “It will be interesting to see, but I have a dialogue with Leipzig and have always had a good dialogue with the club. I have a dream to play for the biggest clubs in the world.”
Last month we heard from Germany that Forberg’s agent was planning talks with Leipzig before the World Cup, but clearly they haven’t got anywhere so far. Previous claims suggested the agent has already held several meetings with Arsenal.
However, the German club reportedly won’t accept an offer of less than £50m. We’ll have to see whether Arsenal are prepared to spend that much on a player who scored five goals and provided four assists this season. A good World Cup could convince the club to make a bid, but would also draw interest from elsewhere.
My personal feeling is that it would only happen if Arsenal also made a fairly high-profile sale. Aaron Ramsey is only a year from the end of his contract, so if he left, maybe it’s something the club would go for.
As it is, the club have other more important areas of the pitch to focus on, such as a new goalkeeper and another centre-back.