To sign German midfielder Julian Brandt from Borussia Dortmund this month, Arsenal will reportedly have to pay out a transfer fee of EUR 25 million.
Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have slapped a €25 million valuation on midfielder Julian Brandt, who is a transfer priority for Premier League heavyweights Arsenal in January, according to a study by football.london.
Brandt exploded into fame during his time at Bayer Leverkusen after coming through the youth ranks at Wolfsburg, where he spent five years before joining Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2019. With the Black and Yellows, the versatile attacking midfielder enjoyed a promising debut campaign, ending with 7 goals and 13 assists in 42 matches.
However, this time out, the 24-year-old failed to recreate the same type of form and, as a consequence, lost his place in the starting XI. Indeed, Brandt has managed a return of just one goal and one assist in 2020/21 in 22 appearances across all competitions.
With Brandt no longer being a regular on the side, it is rumored that this month Brandt is open to a move away from Dortmund, although the club also appears open to sanctioning a sale should any interested party meet its valuation of EUR 25 million.
And, in the upcoming January transfer window, Arsenal is said to be keen on signing the 35-time capped German international. Manager Mikel Arteta had to deal with the lack of a creative presence in the final third, which affected the goal performance of his side, having frozen Mesut Ozil out of the first-team picture at the Emirates.
In the last few matches, things have looked better, with Emile Smith Rowe stepping up and assisting them on the trot to three wins. If the Gunners are to push for a top-six finish and success in the cup competitions, however, it will serve them well going into the second half of the campaign to bring in another established, accomplished playmaker.