WOLFSBURG striker Wout Weghorst says a move to Arsenal would be a “perfect” next step in his career.
The 6ft 5inch forward is braced to leave The Wolves after scoring 16 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances.
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He has attracted attention from Newcastle and Arsenal and appeared flattered with the rumours linking him to an Emirates switch.
Weghorst said: “That would be nice, wouldn’t it. That would be a good thing, of course that fits in the perfect picture.”
The 27-year-old has scored an impressive 16 goals or more in each of his last four seasons for the German side and AZ Alkmaar.
With a contract until 2023, Wolfsburg will seek in the region of £32million to let him leave.
According to Bild, his availability could spark a transfer tug-of-war between the Arsenal and Newcastle sides as they both eye summer deals for a new striker.
But the Dutchman, who was once a transfer target for West Ham, could not reveal whether he has held talks to seal a move away.
He added: “This is a very boring answer, but you really shouldn’t be asking me about that. I would say call them up.
“In the end, of course, I also made a clear career plan, mapped out a plan. But you always have to see how it goes.”
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Weghorst’s physicality would appear suited to the Premier League and he has previously hinted at his desire to play in England.
Six months ago he said: “I always said that Germany and England have the best leagues.”
He has four Holland caps to his name after making his debut against the Three Lions in March 2018.
By: Jack Figg
Title: Arsenal transfer target Wout Weghorst says move to the Emirates would be ‘perfect’ after prolific season in Bundesliga
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12023649/arsenal-transfer-wout-weghorst-bundesliga/
Published Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 14:12:40 +0000