Arsenal are believed to have agreed a deal to sign Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac this summer. The 23 year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been allowed to discuss terms with pòtential clubs ahead of a move at the end of his current deal, and we have supposedly persuaded him to join.
Kolasinac looks destined to quit his current club, despite being a regular in the first-team currently, and has been monitored by Chelsea and Arsenal amongst others.
The defender has scored three goals in his 21 league outings this term, and his attacking talents could complement the Premier League’s style of play.
Arsenal had been believed to be leading the race to sign him ahead of their rivals, and is said to be likely to replace Kieran Gibbs in the playing squad, who is available for the right price in the coming window.
Kolasinac is a versatile defender who is mostly utilised at left-back, but is more than competent as a central defender or in midfield. We will be awaiting confirmation from the official channels as to the authenticity of the contract, and would confuse those who are closely following the latest on manager Arsene Wenger.
The French boss is expected to announce whether he will be staying on as Gunners manager next season, with his current contract set to expire this summer.
News that he has signed a new player for next season will likely anger the #WengerOut fans who have been protesting against the manager staying on, and thoughts that he is preparing the team for the new campaign will lead to thoughts that he will most certainly be staying.
Would the signing add further evidence that Wenger was staying put? Would Kolasinac go straight in as first-choice left-back?