Arsenal eyeing move for 26-year-old Serie A star valued at £42m

By | July 21, 2021

Arsenal and their city and league rivals Tottenham Hotspur could allegedly have to pay as much as £42 million should they wish to land Lazio attacker Joaquin Correa during this summer’s transfer market.

The 26-year-old netted 11 times and registered six assists in 38 outings at club level during the 2020-21 season, while the forward was also in action for Copa America champions Argentina this summer.

The Gunners and Spurs have both been touted with an interest in the player, who has 30 goals and contributed 18 assists in 117 appearances for Lazio since joining the White and Sky Blues from the La Liga outfit Sevilla in 2018.

According to a recent report from an Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb, the Biancocelesti are prepared to part with the sought-after South American attacker this summer but would demand a sum of between £34 million and £42 million for his services.

A previous report stated that Mikel Arteta’s side had made a £17 million transfer offer for Correa, which had been turned down.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in the player, who still has three years left to run on his current deal with his Serie A club.