Arsenal are in need of a new striker and urged to dare to apply for Erling Haaland.
Crazy Ball – Former England number one goalkeeper David James believes Arsenal should try their luck in trying to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland in the transfer window next summer.
The Norwegian international striker’s contract at Signal Iduna Park will still run until 30 June 2024, but his IDR 1.2 trillion release clause will be active at the end of this season.
Since then he has been heavily linked with interest from Europe’s top clubs, but recently Real Madrid and Manchester City have been touted as two front-runners for his signature, with Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of their rivals in the Champions League semi-finals. to be able to get the service of the 21-year-old player.
Manchester City are even rumored to have agreed a personal deal with Erling Haaland with a lucrative contract worth IDR 9.3 billion per week which will make him the highest paid player in the Premier League.
Former England goalkeeper David James has now said that Arsenal should have tried their luck to be able to apply for the Norway international, saying his release clause of only IDR 1.2 trillion is a price the North London giants can still afford.
He told Sky Sports, “With Erling Haaland being signed for only IDR 1.2 trillion, that’s something Arsenal should probably talk about.”
Manager Mikel Arteta is in need of a new striker to face next season after they lost Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona in January while Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s contracts expire at the end of this season.
While their attempt to lure Dusan Vlahovic failed, now The Gunners has been linked with a number of other strikers such as Jonathan David (Lille), Aleksander Isak (Real Sociedad), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), to Darwin Nunez (Benfica).