Arsenal transfer news: Gunners eyeing up £25m deal for Ajax star

Mikel Arteta will be looking to improve his Arsenal squad over the summer

Arsenal and Mikel Arteta will be desperate for some success in the transfer market this summer.

The cash-strapped Gunners will be hoping they can bolster their squad with some cut-price deals, but the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic will make that very tough.

One area that Arteta will be eager to improve is the forward department. For much of 2019/20, Arsenal were heavily reliant on the goals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabonese striker scored 29 goals in all competitions, with Alexandre Lacazette the next best in the Gunners' scoring chart with 12 strikes.

Arsenal need more goalscorers if they're to progress as a team next season and they're now eyeing up a potential deal for one of Ajax's most prolific forwards.

Arteta on the touchline

According to The Sun, the Gunners are keen to secure the signing of Quincy Promes for just £25m, a fee which represents an absolute bargain in the modern era.

The 28-year-old Dutchman enjoyed a fruitful campaign in front of goal in 2019/20, scoring 16 goals and assisting five more in just 28 Eredivisie games.

A source close to the versatile Dutch forward has said: "Quincy would go in a heartbeat. It would be a great move for him - and Arsenal.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Danny Ryan says...

If the player really is eager to move to the Emirates and the funds are available, Arsenal should be all over this deal.

Promes with Ajax

Promes played arguably the best football of his career in Holland last season after leaving Sevilla and £25m is a more than fair sum for a player of his talents.

He's an effective goalscorer from the left-hand side of a front three, meaning Aubameyang will be free to take up his preferred role as a central striker.

Promes, Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe as a front three? That looks pretty darn exciting on paper, one capable of putting Arsenal back in the mix for Champions League qualification.

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