Arsenal fans have been reacting to reports that Leicester City are one of several clubs interested in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
According to BBC reporter Simon Stone, the Foxes, along with Southampton and Burnley, are set to battle it out for the 23-year-old’s signature this summer.
Maitland-Niles has only recently returned to Arsenal after spending the second half of last season out on loan at West Brom where he emerged with some credit despite suffering relegation with the club.
And despite featuring in both of the Gunners’ pre-season fixtures – against Hibernian and Rangers – so far, it’s looking likely that he will be departing the Emirates Stadium within the next six weeks.
After all, he has already revealed that he would be willing to “kiss Arsenal goodbye” if the decision to cash in on him is made.
“Where they [Arsenal] see me. If it works out it works out, if it doesn’t then kiss Arsenal goodbye,” he told the Telegraph last month. “It’s been a long journey but a proud one at that.
“Maybe they still want to do something and things could change.”
With a trio of clubs said to be interested in Maitland-Niles, it could be that Arsenal decide to make the most of the situation and use it to raise funds to bolster other areas of Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad.
Although, some fans think the link to Leicester can work in the club’s favour.
And that’s by including Maitland-Niles or Reiss Nelson in a swap deal.
So with this development in mind, take a look at what’s been said on Twitter as Arsenal technical director Edu has been advised to complete an exciting transfer…
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@reelfutbole said: “Maddison + 70M or no deal.”
@AFC_1886 said: “AMN + cash for Maddison. Let’s go.”
@the1886clubv2 said: “Ainsley + cash for Maddison no one says no.”