'Since I was young...' - Arsenal target speaks out on transfer links

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 5 Jun 2024 09:23 CDT
  • 3 min read
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal, 2023/24

Ukraine star Viktor Tsygankov recently spoke about his future to Spanish media.

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The Girona winger has emerged on the radar of Europe's top clubs after an impressive season with the biggest surprise packages in LaLiga. On Tuesday, it was revealed that the 26-year-old was being courted by the likes of Arsenal and AC Milan.

Though outperformed in terms of production by Man City-bound Savio, Tsygankov nevertheless finished the bygone campaign with a respectable eight goals and seven assists to his name.

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At the Emirates, Tsygankov would operate as much-needed cover for Bukayo Saka, who has been forced to be something of an iron man for Mikel Arteta due to Arsenal's lack of options in that area of the pitch.

The left-footed right-winger has a release clause in the region of €30 million and it has been claimed that Arteta is 'in love' with him. Now, a recent interview has resurfaced in which Tsygankov spoke about his next step.

Viktor Tsygankov
© IMAGO - Viktor Tsygankov

Tsygankov dreams of big club

Speaking to AS, the Ukrainian admitted that it has been his dream since childhood to play for one of the world's biggest clubs, though he also made sure to mention that he is very settled in Catalunya.

“All players dream big, they want to play in big clubs, top leagues. I’m not unique in this. Since I was young I wanted to play at a high level and of course, I like that there are important clubs in Europe looking out for me."

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“I don’t really know what will happen. In football, anything can happen. Maybe I was able to play my last game, but I don’t know what will happen to my future."

Girona has given me a lot and I am very grateful. Furthermore, my family is very happy here and I am very comfortable. If I’m still here in Girona, perfect, because I’m very happy and I enjoy what I do. If in the end, the future says that I have to leave, I want to do it through the front door.”

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