By Kevin Campbell

27th Jun, 2021 | 12:00pm

Campbell backs Arsenal to sign striker who bettered Haaland last season after 'bargain' talks reported

Kevin Campbell has backed Arsenal to sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker claimed the 25-year-old would be a “bargain” signing for a fee in the region of £34million.

According to the Transfer Window Podcast (18 June), Mikel Arteta’s side have ‘opened talks’ over a £34million deal for the Portugal international.

The news comes amid uncertainty regarding the future of Alexandre Lacazette, who has just 12 months left on his contract at the Emirates.

Campbell claimed Silva would be a welcome addition in north London following the struggles of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season.

“That’s a very good price so maybe it is a clause in his contract,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “That could be why it is so low.

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“Listen, £34million is a bargain for a lad like that, that can score goals like he can. He would be an amazing signing for Arsenal.

“He knows where the net is so he could help Aubameyang. When Aubameyang struggled last season so did the team.

“Lacazette finished top goalscorer and he wasn’t convincing at times. We need some help in that department.”

Silva contributed a staggering 29 goals and 10 assists in 34 appearances across all competitions last season.

He scored 28 goals in the Budesliga – one more than Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

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