Now that the arrival of Granit Xhaka has finally been confirmed by the official Arsenal website, it would appear that the Gunners have quickly moved on to their next targets. With Wenger set to be commentating at the Euros he will be keen to get his targets signed up before the competition starts.
According to today’s Star, Arsenal have now put in an official offer for the young Bolton centre-back Rob Holding, who is currently with Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21 squad for this week’s Toulon Tournament.
It appears that Arsenal have had scouts monitoring his progress all year and have decided to make an official bid of £1.2m plus the usual performance-related add-ons which could add up to much more than the transfer fee if he is a success at the Emirates.
Considering he is only 20 years old it is impressive that he has already made 26 appearances for his club, despite the fact that Bolton got relegated, but he must have been doing something right if he came to the attention of Southgate. If Arsenal can get him at such a cheap price it may turn out to be the bargain of the century….
Or is he, as usual, one for the future?