Arsenal legend Lauren approves transfer move for William Saliba

first_imgSaliba has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery will only have around £40m to spend on new recruits this summer if Arsenal fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League.The Spaniard is expected to prioritise a move for a central defender and Saliba is believed to be among the club’s top targets.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesEarlier this month, Jose Mourinho gave a ringing endorsement of the France Under-19 international.‘I think he has everything needed to become a good player, much like Kurt Zouma, who I signed,’ the ex-Manchester United manager said.MORE: UEFA will block Arsenal from showing support for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Europa League final against Chelsea Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal legend Lauren approves transfer move for William Saliba Comment Arsenal legend Lauren is convinced by William Saliba’s potential (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Lauren has explained why Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba would be the ideal signing for his former club this summer.Breaking into Saint-Etienne’s first-team in September, Saliba had an outstanding debut season in France and caught the attentions of the Premier League’s elite with his performances.Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Saliba’s progress and reports this weekend claim that Arsenal are looking to hold talks over a possible deal for the centre-back.Saliba, who is valued at around €30 million (£26m) by Saint-Etienne, has impressed former Arsenal full-back Lauren with his accomplished displays in Ligue 1.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Yes, he looks a very good player,’ said Lauren, speaking exclusively to‘Strong, tall, can come out of the back with the ball and an international for France.‘He reads the game very well, which is important for a player at the back, you have to anticipate and he looks very good at just 18, so the future is bright!’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 May 2019 3:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShareslast_img