Arsenal willing to sign €30m-rated powerful defender

Arsenal were linked with a move to sign Djene Dakonam from Getafe, and it was claimed that Everton have also expressed an interest in signing the centre-back.

Djene Dakonam enjoyed an impressive season as Jose Bordalas’s side secured a fifth-place finish.

Djene Dakonam was one of Getafe’s standout players and proved to be a resilient force at the back. The Gunners are in desperate need of a quality centre-back to shepherd the back-line, but whether or not the Togolese is that man remains to be seen.

The defender has long been an underrated player in Spain, and a big move away appears only to be retained back by a matter of time.

The north London club would undoubtedly benefit from recruiting the Togo international, and they are in dire need of a commanding player who can take charge of matches and win points following their woeful performances at the back last season.

Arsenal conceded the most goals out of any club in the top six, and while they thrived in the final third, they were hugely underwhelming in defence.

Djene Dakonam would add intelligence, positional discipline and technical ability to the back-line.

At €35 million, it is hard to make a case to suggest that the centre-back is the best player that Unai Emery’s side can recruit, especially given their requirements.

The La Liga star would improve their options, but it is not clear if he is the man to truly take charge and remedy Arsenal’s long-standing problems at the back.