Arsenal transfer target Wout Weghorst says move to the Emirates would be ‘perfect’ after prolific season in Bundesliga


WOLFSBURG striker Wout Weghorst says a move to Arsenal would be a “perfect” next step in his career.

The 6ft 5inch forward is braced to leave The Wolves after scoring 16 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances.

He has attracted attention from Newcastle and Arsenal and appeared flattered with the rumours linking him to an Emirates switch.

Weghorst said: “That would be nice, wouldn’t it. That would be a good thing, of course that fits in the perfect picture.”

The 27-year-old has scored an impressive 16 goals or more in each of his last four seasons for the German side and AZ Alkmaar.

With a contract until 2023, Wolfsburg will seek in the region of £32million to let him leave.

According to Bild, his availability could spark a transfer tug-of-war between the Arsenal and Newcastle sides as they both eye summer deals for a new striker.

But the Dutchman, who was once a transfer target for West Ham, could not reveal whether he has held talks to seal a move away.

He added: “This is a very boring answer, but you really shouldn’t be asking me about that. I would say call them up.

“In the end, of course, I also made a clear career plan, mapped out a plan. But you always have to see how it goes.”

Weghorst’s physicality would appear suited to the Premier League and he has previously hinted at his desire to play in England.

Six months ago he said: “I always said that Germany and England have the best leagues.”

He has four Holland caps to his name after making his debut against the Three Lions in March 2018.


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