He has been the subject of quite a number of Arsenal transfer rumours before, but the latest statement from the Switzerland international central defender Fabian Schar is sure to make him the subject of many more in the next few weeks and months.
With the opening of the January transfer window now under two m onths away, the search to find the right player to strengthen the Gunners defensive side should be hotting up, although many Arsenal fans will say that it should have been wrapped up before the summer trnsfer window slammed shut.
The 22-year old Basel defender has built on last season’s impressive form with some more great performances this time around and there is plenty of interest in him from all over Europe. And Schar is certainly not trying to discourage any tranfer bids, according to a Daily Express report.
THe talented young defender who is currently ntrying to help Basel beat Liverpool into the knockout phase of the Champions League has pretty much opened himself up to offers by claiming that he is ready for a new challenge and even specifically naming the Premier League as one of his preferred destinations.
Schar said, “”Basel are open to negotiations, but at this moment I have decided that I want to concentrate on my performances.
“I went through a difficult period and it wasn’t the right time to discuss my renewal. I don’t want to be worrying about that now.
“My dream remains to have an experience abroad. I’ve always said that if the opportunity presented itself, I would take it, obviously in agreement with Basel.
“I need a team with important prospects. I’d like the Bundesliga, Premier League or top Italian clubs like Inter, Milan and Juventus. I couldn’t say no.
“I want to hear all my options and consider them carefully. There was some contact in the summer, but nothing serious.”
So is Schar the man to solve Arsenal’s defensive problems in January?