According to The Mirror, Arsenal are hoping to re-sign forward Donyell Malen from PSV Eindhoven – just over two years since letting him leave the club.
Malen, 20, was coming up through the Ajax youth ranks before heading to Arsenal in 2015, where he was touted as a real hot prospect for the future.
Yet with the Dutchman feeling there was no pathway to first-team football under Arsene Wenger, he decided to head back to the Netherlands in a move believed to be worth around £500,000.
Now PSV’s number nine, Malen has smashed 10 goals and four assists in 13 games this season, having hit 11 goals and five assists in the entirety of last season.
Malen is starting to really fulfil his potential with PSV, and it’s now believed that Arsenal want him back at the Emirates Stadium – but will have to pay a massive fee to re-sign him.
PSV would allegedly want around £50million for Malen, meaning Arsenal would have to pay 100 times what they sold him for back in 2017.
That wouldn’t exactly be the best look, but Malen is only now emerging as the player Arsenal wanted him to be, and there are no guarantees he would have deloped into the play her is now had he stayed in North London.
Arsenal do have young attackers like Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson, but adding a versatile forward like Malen – who can play up front or on either flank – could be ideal for Unai Emery’s side.