REAL MADRID WANT €30m ARSENAL TARGET

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signingSassuolo winger Jeremie Boga who was previously on the books of Premier League club Chelsea. The news of the interest of the Spanish champions was disclosed by media portal Defensa Central.Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is said to be a big admirer of Boga who has been in good form for Sassuolo for the better part of the last two seasons.

He was a target for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, but the Gunners went for the cheaper route rather than pay the money needed to sign Boga who’s rated €30m (£25m) by his club. Foot Mercato reported the Gunners interest in the 23-year-old in March. Arsenal snubbed the Ivorian international in favour of a free transfer move for Brazilian international William.

Arsenal had their heads turned by the fact thatthey won’t pay any transfer fee for Willian. The Gunners only had to pay a sign on fees plus his weekly wages reported to be around £150,000. The player signed a three-year deal upon joining the club from Chelsea.Arsenal fans were excited with his performance in the first league game of the season as he had a hand in all the three Arsenal goals scored in the 3-0 away victory over Premier League newcomers Fulham. The excitement has since evaporated following a series of poor performances on the back of the Fulham game thus leading to questions over his transfer.

Willian has struggled in the last two months in an Arsenal shirt as he failed to score or provide an assist since the opening league game of the season. To this effect, the Jeremie Boga deal could have been better for the Gunners. According to Defense Central, Real Madrid havetold chief scout Juni Calafat to focus on Boga a little more.

Calafat was instrumental to the arrival of the likes ofRodrygo Goes, Fede Valverde, Reiner Jesus andVinicius Jr. The presence of Real Madrid will certainly make things difficult for Arsenal if they still harbour hopes of signing Jeremie Boga.

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