It has not been a very well-kept secret that the Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski wants out of his contract with the Gunners as much as we all want to get rid of him! Both Galatasary and Podolski himself have publicised that there have been talks about him making the move to the Turkish Super Lig this summer after Inter Milan refused to make his loan deal permanent, and now it has been reported on Turkish TV that an agreement is in place and an announcement is expected imminently.
For some reason Galatasary have always like the Pod and tried to get him at Xmas before Inter stepped in, but with just one goal in his six months in Serie A there was little chance of the deal being renewed by Roberto Mancini.
Lukas has already been told by Joachim Low that he needs to be playing 30-40 games next season to even be considered for the Germany squad to go to France for the Euro2016 tournament next summer, and if he can’t get a first team place at the Turkish giants then there will be nobody left to blame but himself.
Right now it is just as important for Arsenal to “trim the squad” to make room for new arrivals at the Emirates, so I sincerely hope that this is one deal we can get out of the way quickly…