October 15, 2022
Arsenal face competition from Tottenham and Juventus for £15m right-back

When the summer transfer window rolls around, the focus will be on Arsenal signing the centre-forward and central midfielder who can lift this team to the next level.

Names such as Fabian Ruiz have Situs Judi Slot Online Gampang Menang been listed as targets, while Alexander Isak continues to be mentioned, but these aren’t the only positions Mikel Arteta will look to strengthen.

Cedric surprised throughout the last three games. Replacing the injured Takehiro Tomiyasu, the right-back put in three solid performances in a row during the month of February, helping Arsenal to nine points from nine.

Still with a contract until 2024 although he turned 31 in August, it is widely believed that if a buyer can be found he will be moved on to make room for a younger option in the squad.

Arsenal face competition from Tottenham, Milan and Juventus for Wilfried Singo as Mikel Arteta eyes £15m right-back summer move from Turin

Tomiyasu has been exceptional since his arrival, and finding a replacement, or even potential competition, for him is among the areas to consider if Cedric can be sold. Or, if indeed Arteta wants to sell it.

There hasn’t been much speculation surrounding the right-back’s targets but one has emerged courtesy of Fabrizio Romano on CBS Sports. The well-known journalist has revealed that scouts from Arsenal and Tottenham have tracked Torino right-back Wilfried Singo on ‘countless occasions’.

The 21-year-old has been with the Turin club since the summer of 2019 when he joined Ivory Coast side Denguélé, making 58 appearances for the club and firmly establishing himself as the first choice.

It’s an interesting link for Arsenal as Singo profiles differently from the current first-choice in North London. On Ivan Jurić’s side, he lines up as a right-back, much like Djed Spence, where he is allowed to play in the opposing half when he emphasizes carrying rather than carrying. blanket. Compared to his Serie A counterparts, he is in the 80th percentile or higher for completed dribbles, touches in the attacking third and carries into the penalty area.

This obviously contrasts with Tomiyasu, who is more reserved in his style, but there are similarities in terms of aerial dominance with the 6’2″ Singo in the 94th percentile for jumps earned. His 9.04 balls recovered p/90 is also among the top six per cent in Serie A.

How Arteta plans to use Singo would be interesting. He’s played in a flat back four before, as well as on the right of a back three, but like with Cedric and Tomiyasu in the team, some variation in his options could be on the cards.

Calcio Mercato – who also cite AC Milan and Juventus as keen – mention the Ivory Coast defender’s price tag sits at around £15million, largely due to his current deal until 2023 with the option an additional year. However, if he continues his fine form this season, where he has scored three goals and registered four assists in 25 league appearances, his asking price could continue to climb.

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