Arsenal is eager to sign Mohamed Simakan, a defender for RB Leipzig
According to Ed Aarons of The Guardian, Mohamed Simakan is a target for Arsenal. On the right side of the field, the Gunners require defensive reinforcements. Mikel Arteta favors a flexible choice for the summer window.
Mikel Arteta wants to fill in the gaps in his team’s defense now that Arsenal has solidified as a unit throughout the season. Arsenal have a team that can compete for the Premier League crown, but a few problems have probably prevented them from winning the big one.
Major injuries were sustained by William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu during the second-leg match against Sporting CP. Since then, they have cost Arsenal the championship. Not necessarily a center-back, but a new right-sided defender who can also play right-back is what Arteta is looking to sign.
The concept might seem too similar to Tomiyasu, but Arteta would prefer it. They are reportedly linked to numerous stars who fit that profile and are still relatively young. The Gunners continue to be interested in Ivan Fresneda, and the player’s price is reasonable for them.
Marc Guehi was mentioned, but his price tag of almost £50 million will put a stop to any deal. Approximately £45 million is what Arsenal reportedly offered for the Crystal Palace star. He must provide more options through his playing style than just being a center-back, though.
Devyne Rensch of Ajax was one of the additional names. Ed Aarons, a journalist for the Guardian, has since connected them to Mohamed Simakan. The 23-year-old RB Leipzig defender’s versatility, which allows him to play both centrally and as a full-back, makes him an excellent choice for Arteta.
The 23-year-old versatile defender was being pursued by clubs like Chelsea, but those links have since cooled. If their interest becomes serious, Simakan will prove to be a wise investment. After pursuing the Spaniard since January, Arteta might still prefer Fresneda. Simakan and Rensch might belong to the second category.
Simakan may also be considered one of the more expensive players given that he recently renewed his contract through 2027. Given how adamant Leipzig can be in negotiations, the operation may prove challenging, but it is still entirely feasible.