Manchester United and Arsenal Considering a Move for Napoli’s Dries Mertens

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Calciomercato reveals that Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Napoli forward Dries Mertens, who could leave the Italian club for as little as €28 million.

The Serie A giants are trying to extend the player’s contract, which runs out in 2020, and remove his release clause, which was set at just €28 million for clubs outside of Italy, but it is thought that Mertens could be tempted to try his luck elsewhere, especially if Napoli fail to win the league title this year.

Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly been monitoring the Belgian forward for quite some time ahead of a potential move and both clubs would be ready to roll the dice on Mertens, despite concerns regarding his diminutive stature, which could make it hard for him to adjust to the physicality of the Premier League.

Nevertheless, at the price of just €28 million, Mertens represents a low-risk, high-return signing, which could eventually prove to be the bargain of the summer.

What do you think? Should Manchester United and/or Arsenal pay the release clause and sign Mertens in the summer?