Majority of Arsenal fans across the continent believed James Maddison could join the north London club this summer after Nicolas Pepe and Thomas Partey drop some hand signals concerning the situation of Leicester star propose switch to Emirates.
After failed to qualifying for European competitions for upcoming campaign, Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team eager to revamp their with fresh new faces and they have already signed two talented players with additional of third expected this week.
The Gunners signed Nuno Tavares from Benfica to provide cover as well as competitions to Kieran Tierney at left-back, whilst Albert Sambi Lokonga, who joined the London club from Anderlecht, will bolster Mikel Arteta’s options in central midfield.
Ben White is expected to become third summer signing at the Emirates and the England international will have a medical at club training ground later today ahead of completing a £50million transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal technical director Edu Gasper won’t stopping there, with the north London club still in market for new goalkeeper, creative midfielder even frontman in case Alexandre Lacazette depart from the club this summer.
Arsenal have already identified their primary targets for position were mentioned above, with Foxes star James Maddison via as top candidate to bolster their attacking options, while Tammy Abraham and Aaron Ramsdale target for the remaining two positions.
Maddison’s camp have already reportedly interested in move to Emirates this summer, while the Gunners are working on proposal that will convinced Leicester to allow the England international leave the club for London club this summer.
In recent days Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley has deliver update regarding Maddison proposed switch to Emirates, admitted that transfer fee is a big issue but believed the Gunners can strike the deal if fringe players depart from the club this summer.
‘The problem with the James Maddison transfer since the links surfaced is the fee,’he said. ‘Arsenal like the player, Mikel Arteta likes James Maddison, but the biggest issue is the fee which is going to be in excess of £60million.
‘I think Arsenal can afford him after player sales which we haven’t seen many of so far.
‘I can’t see James Maddison being a priority until those player sales go through.’
However, despite this update some Arsenal supporters have a brilliant theory that James Maddison will join the club at some point between now and deadline day.
Following the Gunners’ 4-1 pre-season win over Millwall at the weekend, Nicolas Pepe and Thomas Partey celebrated with some hand signals.
And whilst there was most likely a reason behind the celebration, some on Reddit believe it was a transfer ‘hint’ with Pepe doing the ‘M’ sign with his fingers and Partey doing the ‘A’ sign.
Of course, this most likely wasn’t the case, but it did bring out some hilarious responses…
u/AlexisGooner said: “MAddison is coming to the carpet.”
Lefty2Gunz81 said: “Messi finally coming.”
TheOptimisticTaco said: “Guys it’s Leo Messo obviously about to break into the squad