Arsenal and Newcastle among clubs interested in Elye Wahi

Although he ended up on the losing side, Montpellier forward Elye Wahi’s quadruple against Lyon on Sunday will have seen the 20-year-old’s stock rise even higher, in the midst of a season in which he has scored 17 so far in Ligue 1.

As he closes in on 20 goals for the campaign, it appears increasingly unlikely that La Paillade will hold on to the French youth international this summer. According to Foot Mercato this afternoon, interest in a potential transfer has only increased this spring,

The striker nevertheless remains under contract until 2026, and Montpellier have set their asking price at €40m. Although Monaco have identified Wahi as a potential replacement for Wissam Ben Yedder, Germany is where he has the most suitors, with all of Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt and Leipzig including him in their shortlist. A move to England could also materialise, given that Arsenal – who have been keeping tabs on Wahi for several months – are considering making a move, while Newcastle are also interested.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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