Arsenal Eyeing Montpellier’s Elye Wahi Amidst Chelsea’s Stalling Bid

July 21, 2023 11:06 am

As the current transfer window rages on, Arsenal finds itself contemplating the prospect of adding Montpellier striker Elye Wahi to their ranks, while Chelsea’s hopes of signing him appear to be slipping away.

The young French forward had a stellar season, showcasing his prowess with an impressive tally of 19 goals in 33 league games for his current club, catching the attention of top clubs like Arsenal. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet

However, Arsenal already boasts the promising talent of Folarin Balogun, who made quite an impact in the same competition and has returned to the Emirates. Balogun’s potential departure could open the door for Wahi to join Arsenal, but initially, it seemed that Chelsea had the upper hand in the race to secure the services of the talented striker.

With both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Romelu Lukaku facing imminent departures, Chelsea is actively seeking a new striker to bolster their squad. Wahi was earmarked to become a key member of the Blues’ roster, but Chelsea’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has plans for the young talent to spend a season on loan at Strasbourg before making the move to London.

Unfortunately for Chelsea, RMC Sport reports that Wahi is not enthusiastic about the loan move proposal, leading to a pause in the transfer negotiations. This impasse provides Arsenal with a potential opening to swoop in and secure the sought-after striker for their squad instead.

At just 20 years old, Wahi has already emerged as one of the most formidable attackers in France, and his future looks incredibly promising. Should he make the move to England, it’s essential to allow him the time and space to adapt before fully embracing the expectations that come with such a high-profile transfer.

Perhaps another campaign with his present club would be beneficial for the young striker’s development before a potential move to a Premier League giant like Arsenal. As the transfer saga unfolds, football fans eagerly await the final outcome, eager to witness the next chapter in Elye Wahi’s burgeoning career. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.