Arsenal have reportedly been told that they need to pay €25m to sign Julian Brandt after being heavily linked with the player back in January.

Julian Brandt BVB trifft zum 1:0 Tor und jubelt im Spiel 1. Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha BSC Berlin. Foto: pressefoto Mika Volkmann
Julian Brandt BVB trifft zum 1:0 Tor und jubelt im Spiel 1. Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha BSC Berlin. Foto: pressefoto Mika Volkmann

Arsenal appear to be trying to sign Julian Brandt from Borussia Dortmund with their scouts apparently making ‘strong moves’ to land him in January.

That, obviously, didn’t happen, and the 24-year-old attacking midfielder remained in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund are, however, reportedly open to selling him this summer as long as a club puts €25m on the table (£21.53m) according to Bild.

David Ornstein confirmed the club’s interest in the midfielder back in January, admitting Arsenal had ‘considered’ a move for Brandt. Football.London then reported that Brandt was a realistic alternative to Emi Buendia in January.

There were conflicting claims about the potential price, with Chris Wheatley initially putting a €25m price tag on the player before German sources suggested he could cost more than twice that.

Now we’re back to €25m.

According to Sport Witness, Bild write that “the midfielder remains out of favour in Dortmund and currently finds himself in a ‘deep career crisis’. So much so, it ‘cannot be ruled out’ he will be sold come the summer.”

Brandt has made 36 appearances this season so far, averaging just over 45 minutes per game.

He has three goals and one assist and has played the full 90 just six times, all of those games coming in the Bundesliga.

Brandt is currently valued at around £27m and is under contract until 2024.

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