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Arsenal to fight Atletico Madrid for the 23 year old Roma striker Mattia Destro. The Italy international has scored 22 in 40 games for Roma since 2012. see his stats here.

Atletico Madrid and Arsenal are chasing 23 year old attacker Mattia Destro of Roma, according to reports.


Impressive performances this season by the 23-year-old striker has attracted many big names including the La Liga leaders and Arsenal.

The Italain who has been named in the Italy squad for the coming World Cup netted 13 goals in 20 appearances for Roma this season. Due to only 14 starts this season, he might be planning to leave.

Mattia Destro Stats (Serie A)
Appearances
20
Goals
13
Assists
1
Key Passes
11
Total Passes
233
Total Shots
39
Fouls Won
10
Yellow Cards
5
Red Card
0
Roma want to keep Destro as they have already lost several star players like Marquinhos, Erik Lamela and Pablo Osvaldo last summer.

Arsenal's first priority this window is of a striker and they have shown interest in numerous players, recently, Destro.

While for Atletico they are well aware that their star striker Diego Costa will definitely leave this summer as Chelsea are interested in his services, Atletico  might be eyeing Destro as a replacement of Costa.

The Italy international has scored 22 in 41 games for Roma since 2012.

While it was also reported that Premier League sides Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspurs and Serie A outfit Inter Milan are also monitoring his situation.


Atletico have always produced best strikers in the world like Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa, do you think Destro can be a great hit like the others at Vicente CalderĂ³?

Have yous say below.


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