The Dutchman played for the Gunners at youth level where it never worked in the Emirates, he then left north London for the Eredivisie for a fee of around a quarter of a million pounds.
Since then, Malen has become a leading center-forward, scoring 27 goals in the past season and even breaking into the Dutch national team and playing a role in their EURO 2020 campaign.
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According to Arsenal football London chief reporter Chris Wheatley, Arsenal are expected to recover 1% of the selling costs that were included in the players’ contract when they sold the player, which amounts to £ 250,000.
It may not seem like a lot of money, but every little bit counts in today’s football economic climate where the vast majority of clubs have no money to spend, relying on loan and swap deals. to do business.
Malen’s exit left fans wondering why Arsenal let a player of this talent leave the club, but in reality the allure of first-team football was too much for the 22-year-old.
When he left Arsenal he said: “It was going well in England, but I still wanted to leave Arsenal because I had the opportunity to sign for PSV. I took this chance.
At first glance, you can tell that the players’ decision was the right one. Arsenal had before them Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott as well as Alexandre Lacazette who arrived shortly after his departure.
He went to develop in a lower league and now he is reaping the rewards of his bet. Malen was a prolific goalscorer for the Hale End in which he produced 27 direct contributions to goals (goals or assists) in 58 appearances.
Borussia Dortmund will likely deploy their new signing as a winger in place of Jadon Sancho who left for the Premier League or they also have the option of pairing him with Erling Haaland. A tantalizing prospect if you like to see goals.