Pundit suggestions Arsenal to signal Caicedo as a substitute of Declan Rice
Ex-Arsenal defender turned pundit Lee Dixon claims the Gunners aren’t ‘actually ’ in West Ham United ace Declan Rice and as a substitute they’re utilizing him as a ‘smokescreen’ while taking a look at different targets.
Regardless of buying Jorginho on deadline day this winter, the north London membership are reportedly trying to herald a brand new midfielder to strengthen the engine room on the finish of this season.
It has broadly been instructed that Rice – who’s seemingly trying to go away West Ham subsequent summer time with a view to take the following step in his profession – is Arsenal’s main goal they usually have already made contact with the Englishman’s representatives over a possible summer time deal.
Nevertheless, quoted on Football.london, Dixon has mentioned that he doesn’t suppose Arsenal are literally trying to signal Rice subsequent summer time, as a substitute, the Gunners are utilizing him as a ‘smokescreen’ while exploring different choices.
Dixon additionally says that though the midfielder is an excellent participant, West Ham’s £100m price ticket of Rice is unrealistic because the England worldwide isn’t value that a lot. So, Arsenal is not going to spend the £100m payment to lure the 24-year-old away from the London Stadium.
Arsenal’s midfielder search
“I don’t suppose Arsenal pays £100million. I don’t suppose Rice is value £100million to be trustworthy. I feel West Ham are going to need much more than that. I don’t know who Arsenal are taking a look at.
“However primarily based on the best way they’ve recruited to date I might counsel that they’ve bought options. It is perhaps that Rice is a little bit of a smoke display screen, they usually’re probably not that .”
“I feel he’s a extremely good participant however I’m not satisfied he can be at Arsenal subsequent season.”
When requested who Arsenal ought to signal with a view to strengthen the midfield, the ex-defender mentioned that Moises Caicedo could be a really perfect match for the north London membership.
“I like Caicedo. Caicedo actually matches in at Arsenal. I feel he’s a extremely good participant.”
The Brighton & Hove Albion man wouldn’t be an affordable different for Arsenal because it has been instructed that the Seagulls need a payment of round £90m to let their star man go away in the summertime.
Caicedo has additionally been on the Gunners’ radar in current months as they tried to buy him this winter and even submitted two official proposals value round £70m, however a deal by no means materialised. So, they opted to signal Jorginho instead choice.
Nevertheless, it has beforehand been reported that the Brighton man stays on Arteta’s wish-list and the Spanish boss’ facet might reignite their curiosity in signing him in the summertime.
So, it stays to be seen whether or not Arsenal will be capable to signal Rice or Caicedo on the finish of this season to strengthen the engine room for subsequent time period.