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Arsenal to sell 23-year-old star in the summer to raise funds for teenage sensation

Published: Updated: 05:21, 9 Feb 2024
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Jakub Kiwior hasn’t been able to cope with Premier League demands

Arsenal Football Club is reportedly planning a significant move in the upcoming summer transfer window. The North London club is said to be ready to sell 23-year-old defender Jakub Kiwior, with the aim of raising funds for Ajax's teenage sensation Jorrel Hato.

According to reports, Arsenal seems open to parting ways with Polish defender Jakub Kiwior after having retained him last month. The young player was allegedly on the radar of several Serie A teams, including AC Milan.

Kiwior joined Arsenal in January 2023 from Spezia for £21 million and has since been a squad player for the Gunners. He has provided backup at both centre-back and left-back positions but hasn't managed to establish himself as a key figure in Arteta's lineup.

The report suggests that AC Milan might return with an offer for Kiwior this summer, and if the price is right, Arsenal could be willing to sell.

Arsenal have set sights on Jorrel Hato for summer

On the other side of this potential deal is Ajax defender Jorrel Hato. At just 17 years old, he has already made waves across Europe as one of its brightest talents and future stars.

Hato has shown versatility by featuring at both left-back and centre-back positions for his boyhood club Ajax. His performances have not gone unnoticed; he’s been almost ever-present this season either playing at centre-back or left back position.

With an impressive tally of 44 appearances already under his belt - occasionally even wearing the captain's armband - it’s clear why Mikel Arteta sees him as a valuable addition to Arsenal squad.

Hato will bring much-needed stability to defence

This potential transfer strategy reflects Arteta’s vision for building a youthful team capable of competing at top levels while also ensuring financial sustainability. If successful, the sale of Kiwior could pave the way for Hato's arrival at Emirates Stadium, marking a significant shift in Arsenal's defensive lineup.

However, as with all transfer rumours, it remains to be seen whether these moves will materialise. What is certain though is that Arsenal fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike will be keeping a close eye on developments over the summer.

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