Arsenal have made a world-record bid for Manchester United’s Alessia Russo.
Russo, 23, has been in talks with her current club over a new contract. Her contract is currently up in the summer, but there has been no agreement over extending it.
Arsenal have now come in with a massive proposal to sign Russo, who has five goals in nine Women’s Super League games this season. The world-record signing in the women’s game is currently Keira Walsh’s move to Barcelona from Manchester City last summer, which cost £400,000.
Nothing has been accepted yet by United.
Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall has spoken about his desire to add goals to his side, given the injuries to Beth Mead and Vivienne Miedema.
He said earlier this month: “I would be disappointed if we can’t bring in a prolific goalscorer in addition to the signings already. That should be a really important priority for us in this window with the number and the level of games we are playing.”
Russo was a key part of the England side that won the UEFA European Women’s Championship in the summer, scoring a backheel in the semi-final against Sweden.
She has 17 caps for the senior side, scoring 10 goals.
United are pushing for their first Women’s Super League title since their foundation in 2018, but are being pursued by both Chelsea, in second, and Arsenal, in third. Arsenal are three points behind United.
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