Arsenal have made a formal offer for Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri, and the player’s agent is set to travel to London to negotiate in the coming days.
According to Assahifa.com in En-Nesyri’s home country of Morocco, Arsenal officials have expressed their interest in the 22-year-old striker, and they’ve made a formal offer to sign him this summer.
En-Nesyri, who can also play on the wing, is considering offers from Schalke, Real Betis and Borussia Dortmund, as well as the Gunners. Betis have already made an offer of over €10m, so Arsenal would presumably have to match that to secure the player’s signature.
Twitter user @MrArsenicTM reports that Morrocan journalist Omar Chraibi has informed him that En-Nesyri’s agent will travel to London to negotiate with Arsenal in the next few days.
En-Nesyri scored 11 goals and assisted two in 34 appearances in Spain this season. He’s been doing well with the Moroccan national team as well, scoring five goals in seven games over the last year, including one against Spain at the World Cup.
The forward would make a good replacement for Danny Welbeck, given his height (6’2″) and physicality. Whether Arsenal can afford to spend over €10m on another striker is another matter, given their tight summer budget.