Arsenal target ‘ready for big club’ as ‘attractive’ £17m star makes admission about transfer desire

Arsenal target Jesper Lindstom Credit: Alamy
Arsenal target Jesper Lindstom Credit: Alamy

Arsenal have been told that Eintracht Frankfurt star Jesper Lindstrom is “ready for a bigger club” amid reports linking him with the Premier League.

The 22-year-old left Brondby to join German outfit Frankfurt ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

The Denmark star has been a breakout star in the Bundesliga over the past couple of seasons. He is best operated as an attacking midfielder through the middle but he is also capable of playing on the flanks.

Lindstrom has been in fine form this term as he has grabbed nine goals and four assists in 30 outings. Overall for Frankfurt, he has 27 goal involvements in 69 appearances.

His form has fuelled talk that he could move to the Premier League in the coming months. Arsenal are being linked with him amid reports suggesting that he is valued at £17m.

The Gunners are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League. But their squad is weaker than rivals Man City and they will have to strengthen in the coming months to maintain their position as one of the league’s best teams.

Earlier this month, Lindstrom admitted that he would be “open” to a move to the Premier League if an opportunity arose this summer. 

Former Gunners defender Mikael Silvestre has now suggested that Lindstrom is an individual capable of “playing anywhere”.

“I think he (Jesper Lindstrøm) is one of those players that could play in any league. He is very clever and the way he moves is very clever,” Silvestre told

“It depends on himself where he wants to go, it will be a personal preference for him but he could fit very well into any league in my opinion and do very well.

“Frankfurt is a selling club, and Lindstrøm is very attractive because of his good performances, so it is completely normal that there is a lot of interest in him from big clubs.

“I think he could play anywhere and do a very good job. I definitely think that he is ready to take the next step.

“He shows maturity on the pitch and is delivering week in and week out, so he is ready to go to a bigger club.”

Arsenal are also looking to sign West Ham star Declan Rice. Silvestre feels that the Englishman “would fit very well” into Mikel Arteta’s system.

“I think Declan Rice would fit very well into Arsenal’s way of playing,” Silvestre added.

“I don’t think he would find it difficult and he would adapt quite quickly.

“He is a proper engine and he is very good on the ball as well. I don’t think there would be a particular issue with him adapting if he is arriving.

“I think he would perform very well just as he does for West Ham and England.”

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