Spanish club rejects Arsenal £22m bid for former Real Madrid striker

Getafe want £39 million for the prolific Spanish striker who has scored 12 La Liga goals this season Reports suggest that the Gunners have seen a £22 million ($28m) bid for Mason Greenwood’s Getafe teammate, Borja Mayoral, rejected.

As Mikel Arteta scrambles to bolster his attacking options in the January transfer window, Arsenal’s initial attempt to sign Mayoral has hit a roadblock.
With main option Ivan Toney’s staggering £100 million price tag and his commitment to Brentford FC putting Arsenal off, attention has shifted to Getafe’s 26-year-old Spanish forward.

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Mayoral, who has been in scintillating form for Getafe this season with 12 La Liga goals, has become a prime target for the Gunners. However, the stumbling block appears to be Getafe’s valuation, as they are reportedly holding out for a fee closer to £39 million ($50m).

The Spanish forward has formed a lethal partnership with Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood, contributing to three of his goals this season. This rejection comes at a crucial time for Arsenal, who are desperate to secure a proven goalscorer to strengthen their attacking options in the Premier League and Champions League.
Mayoral, who joined Getafe in 2022, has been a consistent performer and previously attracted Premier League interest back in 2021 when Crystal Palace were rumored to have pursued him.

Arsenal fans are left eagerly anticipating whether a revised bid will secure the services of the La Liga star whose has scored more goals than the ten combined tally for Gunners duo, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus’.
Another option available for the Gunners is 26-year old Dominic Calvert-Lewin but as earlier reported here, he is not a straightforward choice due to injury concerns and close affinity with Everton fans who will kick against any decision to sell him this month.


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