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£17.5m midfielder wants Arsenal move, player has Gunners tattoo


Despite selling Mattéo Guendouzi to Olympique Marseille and Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray while loaning out Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Southampton and Sambi Lokonga to Crystal Palace, Mikel Arteta isn’t short of midfielders with Jorginho, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny at his disposal.

Arsenal might need another central player, however, as Jorginho is in the eve of his career while Elneny has been short of playing time this season due to injury. Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness says Morten Hjulmand would jump at the chance to join them if they were interested.

The 23-year-old joined US Lecce in 2021 and has gone on to make 81 appearances in all competitions, notching nine assists. Hjulmand is Lecce’s captain and has been indispensable under Marco Baroni, but his future is uncertain as his contract is up next year.

The Danish youth international, who’s been called up to the senior squad without making an appearance, may not extend his stay at the Stadio Ettore Giardiniero due to all the interest in his signature. A €13m (£11.5m) offer from Southampton was knocked back in January, so there’s sure to be a bidding war.

Stiff competition from Premier League

Gazzetta dello Sport say Southampton, Atalanta, Borussia Dortmund while TEAMtalk name West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion as potential suitors, so Hjulmand has plenty of options if he wants to move on from Lecce. Arsenal might lead the race if they’re interested, however, as the 23-year-old reportedly has a Gunners tattoo on his body.

Football Talk recently covered a story from The Athletic that suggested Arsenal had Jude Bellingham as their No.1 target, but the Gunners acknowledge they can’t financially compete with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Arsenal might have to turn their attentions to more realistic options, so Hjulmand would be more affordable with a €20m (£17.5m) asking price.

Ould interest the Gunners.

It has been an eventful summer transfer window at Arsenal, with multiple transactions that have changed the face of the squad. After the sale of Mattéo Guendouzi to Olympique Marseille and Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sambi Lokonga were loaned out, the Gunners still have several midfielders in their ranks with the likes of Jorginho, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.

However, recent reports suggest that Arsenal may be in the market for another central player, as Jorginho is in the twilight of his career and Elneny has been sidelined due to injury. Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that Morten Hjulmand, a talented defensive-minded midfielder, would be of interest to the club.

Hjulmand has just finished an impressive season with Danish side Nordsjaelland, providing an impressive 3 goals and 3 assists in 28 appearances in all competitions. He is known for his ball-winning and disciplined style of play, having been likened to Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

At the age of 24, Hjulmand is just reaching his peak years and is still yet to reach his full potential, suggesting that he could be a shrewd investment for Arsenal. Furthermore, reports have suggested that the Danish international is a big fan of the London club, even having a tattoo of their badge on his left shoulder.

Overall, Morten Hjulmand seems to be an ideal target for Mikel Arteta as he searches for a potential transfer target for his midfield. The 24 year old still has a lot to offer, and would no doubt thrive if given the opportunity with the Gunners.


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