Arsenal has reportedly joined Manchester United and Newcastle in the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby in the summer transfer window.
According to a recent report from Sports journalist Patrick Berger, who has claimed the Premier League trio are interested in signing Diaby, which is currently valued at £50m (€60m).
Diaby, 22, has been with Bayer Leverkusen since 2019 when he moved from Paris-Saint Germain in a deal worth a modest £13.5m. The 22-year-old scoring 16 goals and providing nine assists in all competitions already this season. He will still have three years remaining on his contract come the summer but interest in the winger is mounting.
However, following an impressive three years that have seen the French winger scored 34 goals and assisted another 32 in 115 appearances, the 22-year-old is attracting the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Diaby’s form was recently rewarded with a call-up to Didier Deschamp’s French squad for their upcoming clashes and it seems he will have plenty of expectant eyes on him. According to Patrick Berger of Sport1, Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle are all pondering a move for the player, with a £50 million asking price also being touted.
When it comes to which side could benefit from him the most, Newcastle United, of course, would find Diaby a huge improvement on what they already have. Miguel Almiron, Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy are sub-par players, who have failed to live up to expectations.
Diaby, who directly contributes to virtually a goal every other game, would certainly be a regular starter for the Geordies. Arsenal is much the same. Although the likes of Bukayo Saka have come on tenfold under manager Mikel Arteta, the Gunners don’t have an established or traditional left-sided winger in their first team.
However, when it comes to the Red Devils, they’re perhaps the most intriguing club to be linked with Diaby.
United have a wealth of wide-attacking talent, but with Anthony Martial joining Sevilla on loan earlier this year, fans can probably only expect to see their side up to their effort to sign a new winger if the ex-Monaco attacker departs on a permanent deal.