North London-based Premiership giants Arsenal are looking to bring in Premier League side Wigan’s Senegalese defensive midfielder Mohamed Diame to the Emirates when the summer transfer window opens say the latest reports.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will look to make the most of the situation and bring in Diame as Wigan are fighting relegation at the moment and if they happen to get relegated to the second tier this season, Roberto Martinez’s side might lose a few big names in the club and Diame is one of them.
Diame, 24, has been a revelation for Wigan this season, putting aside the team’s otherwise problematic campaign on the top tier. The Gunners themselves are expecting to free up a playing space for Diame as the North London side are set to lose some of their own players in the summer transfer window.
The Gunners are also aware that the player’s contract is coming to an end when the season finishes and is unlikely to pen down a new contract if Wigan is relegated. With players like Abou Diaby, Emmanuel Frimpong, Henri Lansbury and Denilson said to be leaving, Diame can be a bright prospect for the club. Moreover, the promise of Champions League football may also be enough to convince Diame.
Apart from the Gunners, Premiership sides Newcastle and Liverpool have also targeted the player, according to a Footy Bunker report.
Diame, who arrived from Spanish La Liga side Rayo Vallecano in 2009, has made as many as 102 appearances for the Greater Manchester-based side in all competitions thus far.