26 Mar 2022 | 11:12 | Football
Terrier and a beautiful goal against Nantes
The return of international matches puts the Premier League on a two-week break. Thus, the clubs also only have two months for the rest of the season, before planning to shop in the summer transfer window.
It’s no secret that Arsenal’s priority is to sign a striker. They are trying to find a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he left the club to join Barca. Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are also expected to no longer be Gunners because their contracts will expire in June and Arsenal have no move to sign a new one.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is one of the players heavily linked with Arsenal, but the Gunners are reported to have cost up to £80m to sign the Nigeria international. That is a huge amount of money and Arsenal can absolutely find cheaper signatures, with the same quality.
Accordingly, Rennes striker Martin Terrier has caught the eye of coach Mikel Arteta. At the age of 24, he played for two big clubs in France, Lille and Lyon.
In the summer of 2020, he joined Rennes from Lyon for just over £10 million. While it looked like a fair fee for both clubs, in retrospect, Rennes won big.
In his first season at Rennes, Terrier scored 9 goals and provided 7 assists. In this season, he exploded with 16 goals, although Ligue I still has 9 rounds to play.
Excluding the penalties, Terrier is pocketing 15 goals in the domestic tournament, the same number as Mohamed Salah and one more than Kylian Mbappe, despite playing less minutes than the two stars mentioned above. .
Another strong point of the Terrier is versatility. He can play well in the position of striker, defender, even, playing on the edge, Terrier is not afraid. In fact, Whoscored statistics, in the left wing position, Terrier has scored up to 9 goals this season (10 matches), compared to the achievement of 4 goals when ranked as the highest (12 matches).
In recent years, Arsenal have had quite a good connection with the Ligue I market. The relationships dating back to the days of Arsene Wenger give them a pretty insight into the potential of the players here. Currently, Terrier is valued at 16 million euros by Transfermarkt. That’s too good a price for this player’s talent.
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