Jordan Veretout’s agent gives Arsenal hope over summer transfer move

first_imgArsenal and Napoli are competing to sign Jordan Veretout (Picture: Getty)Jordan Veretout’s agent has talked up a move to a ‘big club’ this summer with Arsenal and Napoli battling it out for the Fiorentina midfielder.Unai Emery – who has only been handed a transfer budget of around £40million – is on the hunt for Aaron Ramsey’s replacement and Veretout, 26, has been identified as a realistic and affordable option.Despite an underwhelming spell with Aston Villa, Veretout is open to the idea of returning to the Premier League after two outstanding years in Italy with Fiorentina.Arsenal have reportedly approached Fiorentina over a deal, but it’s understood Napoli are favourites to land the Frenchman ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, Veretout’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, insists the Frenchman’s future is yet to be decided amid an atmosphere of uncertainty at Fiorentina.‘As far as I know, Fiorentina have not given the all-clear for Veretout to join Napoli,’ Giuffredi told Radio CRC.‘The problem is they [Fiorentina] don’t currently have a director of sport, so I don’t know who to communicate with.‘I also have no guarantees that Vincenzo Montella will remain as coach, it’s all up in the air after the club’s takeover [by Rocco Commisso].’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 10 Jun 2019 5:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link513Shares Jordan Veretout’s agent gives Arsenal hope over summer transfer move Advertisement Unai Emery has just £40m to spend on reinforcements this summer (Picture: Getty)Giuffredi claims that several clubs have registered an interest in Veretout this summer, a player who he believes is ‘one of the best in Europe’.‘There are four or five important clubs who want Veretout, in Italy and abroad,’ he added.‘I don’t like to name names, but we’ll see what happens and who steps forward to close the deal.‘Jordan is one of the best in Europe. He has the quantity, quality and much more and he deserves a big club.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesReports earlier this month claimed that Napoli had agreed personal terms with Veretout following a €20m (£18m) bid, but Fiorentina have demanded they increase their offer to €30m (£27m).MORE: Sampdoria demanding £49m for Arsenal transfer targets Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet Commentlast_img read more

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