Arsenal have received a bit of positive news as their transfer target Dennis Praet has revealed that he will be allowed to leave Sampdoria should a good offer come in.
As per the Mirror, Arsenal are understood to be circling Praet who is contemplating a move to a ‘topside’ in one of the top four leagues and has dismissed the existence of any release clause in his contract with Sampdoria.
Unai Emery will be short of options in midfield next term as Aaron Ramsey will join Juventus, and Mesut Ozil’s Gunner's future is in doubt as well.
The Belgian managed 34 appearances in the Serie A last season, netting 2 goals and providing 3 assists in the process.
According to Whoscored, Praet made 1.9 tackles per game on an average and registered an impressive pass completion rate of 87.3%.
The midfielder’s passing is strong, as shown by the aforementioned stats, so he does look like an exciting option for Emery.
The 25-year-old's composure on the ball together with dynamism could prove to be advantageous for the north London outfit.
Lucas Torreira has cemented his place at Arsenal following his move from Sampdoria last summer, and Praet could be the perfect player alongside him in a double pivot.
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