Sol Campbell says Arsenal ought to rival Manchester United to signal Raphael Varane and companion him with Ben White on the Emirates.
The Brighton defender, 23, is having a medical this week forward of his £50million transfer to the Gunners.
Elsewhere, talkSPORT understands Man United will signal Varane, 28, for round £43m from Actual Madrid.
However with the deal but to be finalised, Campbell believes Arsenal ought to try and hijack the switch.
The Gunners legend, who gained two Premier League titles and three FA Cups in north London, informed talkSPORT: “I’d be busting a intestine to usher in Varane.
“Once you have a look at it, there can be an instantaneous impression. Take a look at what he’s gained within the sport, the expertise he brings to the sport.
“He’s a winner and he might educate his teammates round him. That’s what you need.
“He’s younger sufficient, he’s in his greatest years. He’s had a beautiful profession at Actual Madrid… however hey, deliver him in!
“I don’t know a lot about Ben White, however he acquired into the England squad for the Euros.
“Hopefully it does work out. However in order for you that instantaneous success and also you wish to construct a crew, you usher in Ben White, however you additionally usher in somebody like Varane – you deliver each of them in!”
White has only one season of Premier League soccer underneath his belt as he starred for Brighton final time period.
And Campbell has warned Arsenal the switch MUST work out given the massive charge they’re paying.
He mentioned: “It must work out as a result of Arsenal should not within the place to shift out £50m for a participant. He’ll positively have to start out.
“If it does occur and the medical is all good, he’ll need to hit the bottom operating. It’s a troublesome one, it’s some huge cash.
“They’re trying on the years forward they usually see a future. He can play in midfield or as a full-back. At £50m, you’ve acquired to be the grasp of your place.”
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