Arsenal Fans Happy For Mattéo Guendouzi To Be Sold, If They Get Kylian Mbappe
Matteo Guendouzi has very quickly become a cult favourite at Arsenal but fans are willing to let recent rumours come true, but only if they get Kylian Mbappe as part of any deal.
You can take the Arsenal out of Arsene Wenger but you'll never take the Arsene Wenger out of Arsenal- or at least that's the kind of feeling you got in the summer when the Gunners announced the deal of Matteo Guendouzi.
The unknown 19 year old moved from Ligue 2 side Lorient in the summer for £7 million and has been an integral member of the first team all season, even starting ahead of higher profile signing Lucas Torreira at the beginning of the term.
His performances have been nearly as eye catching as his hair and so it's no real surprise to learn that big names are already circling.
According to the Express, Ligue 1 leaders PSG are interested in signing the Frenchman, who started his youth career in the French capital, but would need to pay around £60 million for him.
Having already become a bit of a cult hero in north London for Unai Emery's team fans wouldn't be pleased to see him go, but they would take Kylian Mbappe in exchange:
For us to get rid of Guendouzi, PSG would need to swap Mbappe, Neymar, and £50 Million to get their hands on that piece of magic.#arsenal #arsenalfc #AFC #football #premierleague #bpl #pl #fpl #topsix #guendouzi #matteoguendouzi #arsenalnews https://t.co/f5tNxNu5e5- :flag_ag::flag_ag: (@GaboneseBeast14) February 17, 2019
PSG can bid 150mil and offer Mbappe then we can negotiate about Guendouzi- D̳a̳v̳i̳d̳ (@PierreSpice) February 17, 2019
@PSGalu Just saw reports linking guendouzi to psg... only if you give us veratti:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:- Abdulmalik Rima (@dmask_rima) February 17, 2019
PSG showing interest in signing Guendouzi in the summer doesn't surprise me at all (if true). Knew this was going to happen when Rabiot was confirmed to leave. #afc would probably take the 60m.- Juniuer (@juniuer) February 17, 2019
Selling guendouzi when we're already losing 2 good creative midfielders- Arish Ahmad (@Rosicky_World) February 17, 2019
It's a very bad idea imo unless PSG bid more than 100m which is not happening
It seems unlikely that just one year after signing him Arsenal would let the teenager go but with Emery not being given much money for transfers it could happen.
Selling Guendouzi for the £60 million fee being reported would give the former PSG manager chance to improve his squad in other areas.
With PSG losing Adrien Rabiot in the summer on a free a move for Guendouzi would also make sense for them.
Somehow it seems unlikely Mbappe will be going in the opposite direction.