Lyon are set to sign former Arsenal winger Jeff Reine-Adelaide from Angers in a deal worth €30 million included bonuses, and Gunners fans have been reacting to the claims from France.
Unai Emery’s side have the chance to match Lyon’s bid for the youngster as a result of their first refusal clause, according to GFFN, but this does not appear to be a likely outcome.
Twitter: Lyon reveal that Arsenal have a first refusal clause on Jeff Reine-Adélaïde that would allow them to match OL’s bid… https://t.co/AgaC2HsmQ2 (@GFFN)
Reine-Adelaide has enjoyed plenty of success in France since leaving Arsenal, and now he is set for a move to one of Ligue 1’s biggest clubs. These Gunners supporters have taken to Twitter to give their verdict on the winger’s possible big-money transfer…
Twitter: So Reine-Adelaide, linked with whole host of top European teams. Gnabry Mark II. I hope we are learning our lesson… https://t.co/klIPuIv9qe (@TJAli16)
Twitter: @WorldwideAFC @GFFN I sincerely hope this transfer marks the end of our banter transfer policy era (@goanbazooka)
Twitter: @HarrySymeou 25-30mil , how much did we sell him for and he is still young , if he does well for another few s… https://t.co/VRClQcH3yk (@Dipak_Patel_)
Twitter: Jeff Reine-Adélaïde may be worth 50m in a year. I can’t blame Arsenal transfer policy for losing him, but I can bla… https://t.co/USABNbr0Kc (@AmarildoB98)
Read Arsenal’s verdict
It seems the Gunners are paying the price for their failure to afford a bright young talent sufficient opportunities in the first team. Reine-Adelaide has a big future, and it seems Lyon will be the beneficiaries of Arsenal’s shortcomings.
Emery is hardly in need of another winger for the here and now; he has options such as Reiss Nelson and club-record signing Nicolas Pepe. However, this transfer is a reflection of the Gunners’ inability to maximise youth products’ potential under the previous regime.
As it has been aptly put above, there are shades of Serge Gnabry’s tenure at the Emirates. Reine-Adelaide could go on to be another one who got away.