Arsenal fringe player on the verge of leaving after talks with Turkish side

Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding is reportedly in discussions with Turkish club Besiktas regarding a potential loan move for the upcoming summer transfer window.

Holding had a challenging season featuring in only 14 Premier League matches. This suggests that his time at Arsenal may be approaching its end.

According to The Mail, the 27-year-old has engaged in talks with Besiktas about the possibility of a loan move. Holding, who joined Arsenal back in 2016, is eager to secure regular playing time following a lack of action last season.

Arsenal’s reported interest in Ajax defender Jurrien Timber indicates that Holding would face even more competition for a starting position next season.

With William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhães, and Ben White currently ahead of Holding in the pecking order, his playing time at Arsenal would likely be limited. Holding has just one year left on his contract, but it is believed that if he is loaned out, he will also sign a contract extension.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Holding has been reliable, however, the truth is that he is not the best defender and if we are serious about competing on multiple fronts next season then we need quality in depth and Holding, sadly, does not provide that and therefore a move is best for all concerned.

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  1. Almost pointless…Will a successful loan to this team do anything to increase his sales value?….Undoubtedly not…Basiktas will baulk at the prosoect of paying anything around £10m.Surely there must be teams in the EPL or even in upper reaches of the Championship who believe that a decent strong traditional English Centre Back of Holding’s calibre is worth at least £10m in the current market.His main weakness is against top level powerfully quick CFs and as we know there are only a small number of those in the Premier League.

  2. Wowza
    Rice agreed
    Havertz agreed
    Like them or not please don’t say that Arsenal are tardy in the market

    1. S
      Those are two awesome signing if you ask me, and Timber will be a great addition also.

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