Premier League

Arsenal & Manchester clubs compete for Marc Guehi’s signing

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

October 30 2023
Marc Guehi Crystal Palace Premier League

Marc Guehi has seven appearances for England

Arsenal, Manchester City, and Manchester United are reportedly interested in moving for Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi.

As per The Sun, Guehi has ‘big admirers’ in Arsenal. However, Palace’s apparent opposition to selling the England centre back in January might lead to a bidding war in the summer between Manchester City and Palace. There are also links to Chelsea, the player’s previous team, and the Red Devils.

The asking amount has not been disclosed, although it was previously stated that Palace would need to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka for an all-time high of £50 million ($60.3 million) in order to release him.

Guehi spent 18 months on loan at Swansea from Chelsea before moving permanently to Palace in 2021 for £18 million (£21.8 million). He joined the Eagles as a regular right away, and last year, his performance in the Premier League won him a spot in the senior England team. Despite his lengthy contract that runs until 2026, which protects his worth for Palace, he consistently ranks among the league’s best English defenders.

For the time being at least, Palace are still the centre of attention for the 23-year-old. The Eagles, who lost to Premier League leaders Tottenham on Friday, will look to snap a three-game losing streak when they play Burnley and Everton in back-to-back games to start November.

Despite his increasing value, Man Utd and Chelsea are willing to postpone their chase of Guehi. Tottenham, Arsenal’s rivals in north London, would also be keen to beat the former Swansea City loanee.

Guehi has played 11 games for Palace this season, bringing his total number of appearances for the team since his acquisition from Chelsea to 93.

He is going up against William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Benjamin White, Jakub Kiwior, and missing Jurrien Timber, who had only joined the team this year, among other centre-backs at Arsenal.

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