Arsenal are looking to sign Belgian right-back Timothy Castagne from Leicester City this summer, according to Belgian football expert Sacha Tavolieri.
The Gunners are in the market for a new right-back and have identified Castagne, who was relegated with Leicester City, as an ideal target this summer. The club have entered into negotiations with Leicester City as they look to move quickly for the versatile 27-year-old.
Real Valladolid teenager Ivan Fresneda remains the Gunners’ first choice target for the position, but with increasing competition from Borussia Dortmund for the Spaniard, Arsenal have decided to move onto another target.
Castagne has a valuation of around £24m, having joined the Foxes from Atalanta in 2020. Leicester City have already lost a number of key players, such as Youri Tielemans, for free, and are expected to sell some more this summer. The Foxes, however, will be looking to hold out for a reasonable fee for the Belgium international.
Arsenal news: Timothy Castagne jumps to second in club’s priority list
Arsenal have been monitoring French right-back Sacha Boey since the tail end of the 2022-23 season as they weighed up a move for the Galatasaray right-back if Fresneda got out of their reach.
Castagne has become the second choice as a result of his Premier League experience and relative cheapness compared to Manchester City star Joao Cancelo. The Belgian will provide a good tactical fit for Mikel Arteta’s side as he has the ability to play on either side of defence and further forward.
The Gunners are set to move quickly for the Leicester man if their pursuit of Fresneda fails, and their negotiations with the club are well underway.