Arsenal move for 'highly-valued' Premier League star - Ornstein

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 8 Jul 2024 03:30 CDT
  • 3 min read
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager

Arsenal are ready to make a surprise move for Wolves goalkeeper Dan Bentley, with David Ornstein indicating that the 30-year-old potentially becoming the Gunners’ first signing of the summer transfer window.

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Bentley only moved to Wolves 18 months ago from Bristol City but now the Premier League runners-up have made contact with the Molineux club to “express an interest” in signing the shot-stopper.

According to the report in The Athletic, Bentley is a “highly valued” member of Wolves squad having made a “strong impression on and off the pitch”, despite making only five Premier League appearances.

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Current ETV
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Daniel Bentley


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Daniel Bentley
Daniel Bentley





ETV Range

€1.1M - €1.9M

As such, Wolves will allow make the goalkeeper to depart easily, despite signing him for just €57,000 (£50,000).

Bentley has an Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) of €1.5m, but at his peak, the keeper has been worth €6.8m.

He represents a cheaper option than Espanyol’s Joan Garcia, who has been targeted by the Gunners as an alternative in goal.

FootballTransfers has revealed the 23-year-old, who has a release clause of €25m is of interest to Arsenal. With an ETV of just €0.5m, though, the Gunners will have to negotiate with the Barcelona team if they are to capture him for a reasonable price.

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Arsenal goalkeepers Aaron Ramsdale and David Raya
© IMAGO - Arsenal goalkeepers Aaron Ramsdale and David Raya

Ramsdale on his way?

Arsenal's interest in the keeper indicates that there is a very real prospect of Aaron Ramsdale moving on this summer. FootballTransfers understands that the England keeper has been wavering over his future

The Gunners have already moved to complete the permanent signing of goalkeeper David Raya from Brentford this summer, with the Spaniard having become first choice last term.

Raya is the only major signing that Mikel Arteta’s side have made during the summer transfer window, though the hunt for a centre-forward continues, with Arsenal having been priced out of deals for the likes of Victor Osimhen and Viktor Gyokeres.

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