Tottenham set to hijack Arsenal move for £38m striker

Mauro Icardi

Arsenal are said to face competition from London rival Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Mauro Icardi as the reports from the Sun claim that Spurs are eyeing £38m bid after talking to the Striker’s agent.

Arsenal manager is on the look-out for a new striker after reports claimed the Gunners will be without Danny Welbeck for the majority of next season due to serious knee injury.

In recent weeks, several names have been linked with a move to the Emirates but the report from talkSPORT last week claims that  Wenger has made Inter Milan hitman Mauro Icardi his new No.1 target.

The same report goes on to say that Arsenal have been eyeing the Argentine international since last season but the Gunners are now ready to complete the signing and as tabled a offer worth £32m

However, it seem we are going to face competition from Spurs as per reports from Italy via the Sun claim Tottenham have now held discuss to negotiations with the 23-year-old ace’s agent. The news outlet claims that Tottenham had spoken over a move to the White Hart Lane for the San Siro skipper,  and are now looking to land him ahead of us by tabling a £38m offer for the Argentinean international.

No one knows how much truth is behind these stories; there are several speculations in the media these days linking Arsenal to many players. However, the best option would be to wait a  couple of days and see what comes out of  this report.

Icardi has been impressive since he joined the San Siro outfit from Sampdoria in 2013 and he has netted 52 goals and 15 assists in 105 appearances for Inter in the past three years.

I personally think if we can get such a quality striker like Icardi for £32m and the likes of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain valued at over £50m, the Argentine is ideally a better option. Icardi is a strong centre forward who is capable of quick and intelligent runs from the middle as well as from the wing. He can if required also play as a false 9 with a attacking quartet playing right behind, and there is no shortage of that at the Emirates for sure!

Spurs do need a striker as they can’t rely on only Harry Kane but I am confident we are going to lead the race and sign him.

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