There have been Arsenal transfer rumours for months about the possible summer signing of the Switzerland international midfield star Granit Xhaka. Over the last few weeks the reports have grown ever more confident in predicting that the talented 23-year old would be the first transfer acquisition of the summer for Arsenal.
In recent weeks the reports have all but declared the Xhaka to Arsenal move a done deal and the German press this week suggested that Arsene Wenger has already made a transfer bid for the central midfielder but the sporting director of his current club Borussia Monchengladback, Max Eberl, has moved quickly to slam such rumours, even though he also admits that his Bundesliga club is going to struggle to hold on to their young star if the right sort of offer from the right place comes in.
Sky Sports have reported Eberl as saying, “There is no official offer. But Granit Xhaka is an issue. It’s clear he has generated interest at other clubs.
“We have to wait and see what happens.”
Xhaka has already said this season that he dreams of playing in the English Premier League and it sounds like he will get his wish next season, but Arsenal are not the only EPL club linked with him, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool being another and there are also the rumours linking Arsenal with the Leicester City and France star N’Golo Kante.
With Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny already fighting for the deep lying midfield role, is a DM transfer really what we need this summer? And if so would you rather the boss went for Xhaka or Kante?