Arsenal knows the stages to satisfy the premier league star deal with a option to repeat £50m transfer lure

Arsenal knows the stages to satisfy the premier league star deal with a option to repeat £50m transfer lure

For Arsenal, transfer negotiations with Brighton & Hove Albion are a case of “been there, done that.”

The Gunners have conducted significant business with the fellow Premier League club twice in the past few years. First, to acquire Benjamin White in the summer transfer window of 2021, and then, in January, to acquire Leandro Trossard after losing out on Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea.

From the outside peering in, it appears that the second transaction was completed in a matter of days, particularly as it pertains to football.According to reports from London, it took several weeks for the Seagulls to accept Arsenal’s £50 million offer for White.

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Two distinct approaches ultimately led to the same outcome, which is something to keep in mind as the summer transfer window is about to open, as Moises Caicedo is expected to become the third Brighton player to leave the Amex Stadium for the Emirates in a short period of time.

Of course, it was only in January that it appeared that the Ecuadorian international was angling to leave Arsenal after writing an open letter on social media requesting a transfer and the Gunners receiving a £60 million offer rejection in the final days of the transfer window.

As events transpired, Arsenal shifted their focus and completed a deal for Jorginho after an improved bid for Caicedo was rejected, and the midfielder has since penned a new contract at the Amex Stadium that is not believed to contain a release clause.

However, if recent reports are to be believed, the Seagulls will require a stunning offer of around £100 million to sell the 21-year-old this summer. If the negotiations for the White deal are any indication, Arsenal should already be aware that Brighton chairman Tony Bloom will not budge on the asking price.

As evidenced by the sales of Marc Cucurella, Yves Bissouma, and Dan Burn, Bloom kept his word before the 2021 summer transfer window opened that he wouldn’t block players from leaving the club if the right offer was made.

“It’s not a flip side at all,” he told The Athletic. “The more major clubs that are interested in our athletes, the better we’re doing, so I’m ecstatic. We are aware that some of our best players will eventually leave the team. If the right offer comes along, and it must be the right offer, and they want to quit, then they will.”

In order for Arsenal to complete a deal for Caicedo this summer, they must not only meet Brighton’s demands, but also fend off competition from Chelsea.It is believed that Mauricio Pochettino’s side will pursue a move to sign the Ecuadorian.

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Arsenal knows the stages to satisfy the premier league star deal with a option to repeat £50m transfer lure