With Mino Raiola as his agent, a report from Italy seems to believe that it won’t be long before Donyell Malen is on his way from PSV and that Arsenal are prepared to pay €56m to ‘tear him out of there’.
At this point, I think it’s safe to say that letting Donyell Malen leave for just £540k was a bit of a rubbish deal.
Still only 20, he’s already scored eight goals in eight Eredivisie games (plus two assists) while across all competitions he has 14 goals and five assists in 17 games.
Malen left Arsenal in 2017 when he was still only 18, turning down a contract extension. “It was going well in England,” he said shortly after leaving, “but I still wanted to leave Arsenal because I had the opportunity to sign for PSV. I took that chance.”
Now, it is claimed by Calciomercato that Arsenal are prepared to go big to bring him back amid interest from Italy, namely Napoli, Roma and Juventus. €56m big, which is exactly the price the Dutch side want for Malen.
I don’t know if Arsenal are going to do that or not, but I do know this isn’t the first time we’ve been linked with him since the window shut.
It certainly looks like one to keep an eye on as the Gunners look to life after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as they age out of the top of the game.