Why should Arsenal rival Manchester United for Ante Rebic
Ante Rebic was the find of the World Cup 2018 for Croatia as no one had expected the 24-year-old attacker to be so good. Although the forward scored just one goal for his nation at the tournament, he was among the key players who took Croatia all the way to the final of World Cup.
As a result, the player who was relatively unknown before the World Cup is now on the radar of some of the biggest clubs in the world. Manchester United are believed to be keen on signing the Eintracht Frankfurt player for £44m.
Here’s why rivals Arsenal should challenge to sign the player and how they might benefit by signing him.
Arsenal need a player in the mould of Rebic
Arsenal have done decent business so far in the transfer market, yet they haven’t addressed one key area where they lack. The Gunners don’t have many players who can operate out wide and are direct he nature.
In recent times, Arsenal have used players like Ozil, Iwobi and Mkhitaryan out wide and all of them are playmakers who aren’t suited to the roles they are being deployed in. Arsenal can fix this problem by signing a player like Rebic, who likes to be direct.
Rebic is an attacker who likes to operate as the striker but is more than capable of playing on the wings as he has done with his current club in Bundesliga. The Croatian possesses great pace and acceleration which he uses to the full extent to be effective on the wings.
Rebic averaged 3.2 dribbles per match at World Cup to show that he has the ability to beat players when taking them on.
An affordable and exciting young player
At an age of 24, Rebic is fairly young and given how attackers peak at around 28 years of age, the player has a long way to go in his development. Arsenal should look to sign such a talent and nurture him into a player who can make the difference for them on the pitch.
The Gunners are known for developing talents and the signing of Rebic would fit the club’s philosophy.
Despite being in demand and seeing a sudden rise in his market value, Rebic would still not warrant a huge fee as Eintracht Frankfurt will be powerless to stop their player if a club like Arsenal comes in with a bid.