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Arsenal transfer target Ridle Baku 'very open' to leaving his club as 'dream' destination named

Joe Adams

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Arsenal transfer target Ridle Baku 'very open' to leaving his club as 'dream' destination named

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Wolfsburg defender Ridle Baku this summer, and Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg has dropped the latest update.

Arsenal are in pole position to lift the Premier League title for the first time in almost two decades, with the Gunners' destiny firmly in their hands.

However, Mikel Arteta's side blew a 2-0 lead against Liverpool on the weekend, as Manchester City closed the gap on the league leaders.

But regardless of their finishing position this season, Arsenal are set to enter the transfer window with all guns blazing.


And among the names on their shopping list is 25-year-old right-back Baku.


Meanwhile, in a boost for the Gunners, Sky Sports Germany reporter Plettenberg revealed that the player was dreaming of a move to the Premier League and open to leaving Wolfsburg in the summer.

The report also confirmed Arsenal's interest and mentioned that he was on the radar of Spanish clubs and could cost around €15 million (£13m).


Who is Baku?

Baku, who enters the final two years of his contract this summer, has been a key player for Wolfsburg this campaign, scoring five goals and registering one assist in the Bundesliga. While he managed eight goal involvements last term.

The speedy full-back was predominantly deployed as a wing-back last season, but Wolfsburg boss Niko Kovac has since changed to a back four.

The revised formation hasn't stopped Baku, though, who has continued to thrive in attack despite his additional defensive responsibilities.


Incredibly, he is the joint-second top scorer in Wolfsburg’s entire team, and his form has earned him four caps for the German national side.

Indeed, across the whole division, only Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong (eight) has more goals from defence than Baku.

Meanwhile, Arteta has had to rely on traditional central defender Ben White at right-back this campaign, following an injury to Takehiro Tomiyasu.

And although White has excelled in the position, Arteta is keen to add depth to his right-hand side, with a busy European schedule on the cards next season.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Transfers, Wolfsburg, Mikel Arteta, Football

Joe Adams
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