Arsenal insider Charles Watts has provided his thoughts on the club and their pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Tyler Adams.
A recent report from The Athletic claims that the Gunners ‘are keen’ on the 22-year-old United States international, valued at £18m on Transfermarkt, as they look for targets at both full-back positions, although the German outfit are reportedly reluctant to let him go following the previous high-profile departures of Ibrahima Konaté and Dayot Upamecano.
The right-back area in particular does arguably need some attention, with Hector Bellerin seeking a move away, and Arsenal reportedly not standing in his way if a club were to come in for him.
And speaking on his show, Watts discussed the situation and how he felt Arsenal might approach the situation:
“It could be a really interesting option if Arsenal can get something done for Tyler Adams. It sounds like it could be difficult in terms of getting him out of Leipzig – Leipzig losing a lot of players this summer, probably not too keen on losing him as well, so it would take a very decent offer.
“Would Arsenal want to pay that sort of money? We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s an interesting name.”
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TIF Thoughts on Charles Watts’ comments on Tyler Adams and Arsenal…
So it sounds as if a deal could still be done, but Arsenal are probably going to have to pay through the teeth in order to make it happen. And whilst right-back is an area that could need some attention, it’s probably not one that Arsenal should make a priority, especially with the re-emergence of Calum Chambers as an option there.
And with the team having no European football next season, it’s not like they need a massive squad to stretch themselves out, so if Chambers can secure that spot at right-back permanently, then they really only need someone to come in as a backup.
So the money that they theoretically could spend on Adams should probably be spent elsewhere in the team.