Arsenal transfer news: Gunners face tough competition to re-sign Donyell Malen from PSV Eindhoven – reports

Arsenal are reportedly willing to spend big money to re-sign PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen.

The 20-year-old was signed by the Gunners from Ajax’s famous academy and scored seven goals in 24 games for the club’s Under-23s between 2015 and 2017.

malen - Arsenal transfer news: Gunners face tough competition to re-sign Donyell Malen from PSV Eindhoven – reports
Donyell Malen is Eredivisie’s top scorer with 10 goals this season
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But he failed to break into the first-team under Arsene Wenger and returned to his native Holland for a paltry £200,000 in 2018.

Now at PSV Eindhoven, the young striker is the Eredivise’s top scorer with 10 goals this season, averaging a strike every 86 minutes.

PSV value him at £50million and Arsenal face competition from AC Milan for his signature, according to Tuttosport.

The Dutchman’s impressive start to the season earned him a call up to the Netherlands national team, coached by Ronald Koeman.

He scored 21 minutes into his first international cap to put the Netherlands 3-2 up against Germany in September.

Arsenal already boast a well-stocked frontline with last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Meanwhile, record-signing Nicolas Pepe is yet to fully bed into the team.

However, Unai Emery has shown a willingness to blood youth, with Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson notable beneficiaries of this policy.

Therefore, if he is to return to north London, Malen may find that he has more first-team opportunities.

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