Angers have reportedly received an offer of between €14m and €15m for Jeff-Reine Adelaide with Arsenal set to receive 10% of any transfer fee due to their sell-on clause.
Arsenal released Jeff Reine-Adeliande last summer in the post-Wenger cull. Since then, the youngster has shone in France with Angers and has been linked with a host of bigger clubs.
One of those is reportedly Porto who have put a bid of up to €15m on the table. Angers, however, want €20m for the player Arsenal to sold them for £1.44m.
Given the numbers already being mentioned, Arsenal’s sell-on fee would, therefore, be worth more than their initial transfer fee.
Ivan Gazidis doing good business once again, eh?
AC Milan, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Lille and Lyon have also been linked.
As Dan wrote, however, when Arsenal’s sell-on clause was first revealed, “Of course, this raises all the old questions about whether Arsenal should have held onto the 21-year-old and whether they should have tried to get more money for him when they sold in the first place.
“You have to keep the situation in perspective though. The reason Reine-Adelaide commanded a relatively small fee last summer is that bottom-half Ligue 1 side Angers were the most high-profile team actively trying to sign him.
“The winger had major problems with injuries for a couple of seasons before his sale, and he remains very inconsistent in front of goal. In 54 first-team matches for Angers and Arsenal, the French u21 international has three goals and three assists.
“Though his dribbling ability is excellent, Reine-Adelaide struggles with his decision making, finishing and defensive contribution. He appears to be improving, but he’s not there yet. Don’t be fooled by a few goal contributions as a 21-year-old in an u21 tournament.”