Sky Sports are reporting that Arsenal are close to signing Lyon forward Nikita Parris. The former Manchester City forward has spent the last two seasons at Lyon where she scored 13 goals but was used mainly as a substitute.
In her final season at Manchester City, she contested the Golden Boot with Vivianne Miedema, scoring 19 goals in 19 WSL appearances. The Guardian did report last month that Arsenal might negotiate a swap deal with Lyon for Vivianne Miedema but my understanding is that this would just be a straight deal for Parris. Arseblog News was told earlier this week that negotiations were at an advanced stage and it seems that was true!
🚨 | Arsenal have agreed a deal with Lyon to sign England international striker Nikita Parris.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 16, 2021
It would bolster Arsenal’s forward line, with the Gunners already having signed Mana Iwabuchi from Aston Villa and they are also heavily linked with French international Kenza Dali, who left West Ham last month. Sky Sports report that Parris is already in England to undergo a medical.