At least Arsenal fans can be happy that the club is starting their transfer dealings early and in positive fashion this summer. The last game of the season was just three days ago and it is looking certain that the Gunners will finalise the negotiations with Borussia Moenchengladbach during the course of today for the arrival of Granit Xhaka at the Emirates.
Yesterday the two sides must have already been sure of coming to an agreement as an excerpt from the official Gladbach website said: The journalists were particularly interested in Granit Xhaka. Sporting director Max Eberl confirmed that an offer had been made for the Swiss midfielder. However, they were yet to come to an agreement with the interested club. Although Eberl refrained from naming Arsenal (as Wenger normally insists on total secrecy until the transfer is sealed in stone) but everyone in the world has been aware of the offer from the Gunners for some time.
It has now been reported in the Express this morning that personal terms were agreed with the midfielder yesterday but there was a slight (2 million!) difference in the club’s valuation of the transfer fee. This should now be cleared up today according to the Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, who tweeted yesterday: “Xhaka fee should be agreed tomorrow. Clubs meet today. #Arsenal.”
This is excellent news and hopefully will be the start of a very productive transfer window for Arsenal fans.
Come on you Gooners!