Arsenal gives “Ok” to AS Roma’s latest offer for Xhaka

AS Roma is serious about completing the signing of Granit Xhaka as they prepare for the upcoming campaign.

The Gunners have been in talks with their Italian counterparts over signing him as Jose Mourinho insists he needs him in Rome.

Both clubs have been struggling to reach an agreement so far, but it seems that is no longer an issue with Todofichajes claiming that talks between them have accelerated in recent hours.

The report says the Italians have upgraded their offer to 18m euros and except for a few minor details to be sorted out, Arsenal has given their “OK” to the move happening.

The Gunners are in the market for new midfielders and the money earned from his sale would go a long way in helping them with their own transfer plans.

Xhaka has been one of Mikel Arteta’s most trusted players since the former midfielder has been the manager of the club.

Arteta would miss his services but not every fan would, with the midfielder falling out with some of them at the end of 2019.

He has made 161 Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far and he may not add to that figure.

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  1. Skills1000 says:

    In recent times, We have been selling at low prices and overpaying for players. Granit Xhaka should be commanding a fee of 30m pounds.
    We paid over 27m pounds for Saliba and the guy is going on a loan for the third year. Yet we want to buy White for 54m pounds. People are talking about how good White is.

    Chelsea won the Champions league with Zouma, Rudiger and Thiago at defence. Is there a wide gulf in terms of quality between that Chelsea Defence and Arsenal’s own(Gabriel, Mari, Holding, Saliba, Mavropanus)?

    We need to make the right decisions as a club.

    Xhaka should be sold for 30m pounds. If Roma cant meet that, then he stays or we offer him to other interested clubs.

    We should buy Auoar and Raheem Sterling and focus on the league.

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      even on his best day he wasn’t worth a cool 30M, which is why he made no sense in the first place…he’s a luxury buy, under a very particular set of circumstances, which must take into account both the pace of the League in question and the managerial tactics to be deployed

      1. ja says:

        Guys like you are the ones down grading arsenal players cos of your personal whatever towards the players Comon guys

        1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

          your obviously well-thought-out and learned opinion has really made me reconsider my position on this player…upon reading this I immediately raced to the local craft store, purchased a boatload of supplies then retired to the basement with the sole purpose of making the bestest Xhaka signs ever known to man…kindest regards ja

    2. Lateef Adeyemi says:

      You are absolutely on point. But i think xhaka sold himself already by letting roma know know he is more than willing to leave arsenal. He doesn’t not command a good look a good fit in that role in my opinion. We have lost points in all silly manners thanks partly to morh:xhaka. No regards for fans too. Our next 2 seasons should stabilise our finances in terms of those left with one year and those willing to work with arteta. I’m sure a lot more stuffs are going on behind the scene.

    3. DDR says:

      first xhaka when he come to arsenal he was promising player at the beginning of his carrier.. right now he is not worth 30 million and he is not promising player anymore his team finished 8th on the table. Xhaka can be good in certain system but at Arsenal he didn’t fit same as Mkhiteriyan where in Roma he is again at his best.. Xhaka wants to leave he wants to join Roma and 18 million is a fair price for him

  2. 03 gooner says:

    This deal has dragged so long just take whatever and move on. On a side note, I’m intrigued by tuen koopmeiners who we are being linked with today, dm/cm/cb, scored 15 goals 7 assists last season in eredivise, left footed (which arteta likes for balance) az alkmaar captain and as reportedly an arsenal fan as a bonus. Xhaka replacement?

  3. Reggie says:

    Are you and Pat battling over xhaka, he’s gloating xhaka isn’t leaving?

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      If so, you know exactly who I’m pulling for Reggie

      1. Reggie says:

        Sorry Pat! LOL

  4. JanV says:

    We live in strange times. Without the financial damage, covid has done to European clubs, Xhaka would be worth at least 25 million Euro. But this summer, the market is not there. Not even Barca or Real have the type of money they are used to.

    In fact, PL clubs have survived much better and have more money to spend. So selling to European clubs will require selling at lower prices. European clubs selling to PL clubs will try to hold out for higher prices than if they would sell to other European prices. PL clubs selling to PL clubs will be higher prices than if the same player would be sold from a European club to a European club.

    We are unlikely to get Locatelli but you could add 10-15 million to his asking price if he played for a PL club.

    This is why, in a way, it would be financially better to buy European players despite them needing a season to be ready for the PL. Aour at 20 million vs James Maddison at 50-60 is disproportionate.

    1. Adiva says:

      JanV, what is actually happening in transfer market defeat your statement above on how covid damaged tf market. Hakimi, went to psg for €80+, we are willing to pay £50+ for an unknown player from Brighton, Sancho for manu for £72…do I need to go on. The number of excuses we give our club for incompetence is baffling. Sometimes some of us need to be quiet for a change because the way some us talk the more ridiculous we sound.

  5. guy says:

    What is going on people? It’s bad enough getting mixed messages from other sites, but to get two totally contradictory pieces on Xhaka from our own regular columnists so close together is not doing the site’s credibility any favours. Do Pat and Martin neither read each other’s posts nor communicate?
    I appreciate Admin will now come back with “one has a little tag saying Rumour, and the other is tagged Opinion”, but are there any factual pieces at all within the articles on this site? We trust admin to at least TRY to weed out the less likely statements, because Pat’s article certainly read like it had a basis in knowledge rather than being just a piece of mischief.
    It is reaching the stage that I trust the comments of my fellow readers more than I do those posting articles, whereas I would have hoped and expected the reverse.
    You will get fewer and fewer meaningful comments from readers if they think the articles they are reading have absolutely no basis in truth and are not based on anything new, yet are presented as new developments. Perhaps if opinion pieces were posted under their own header rather than within Rumours and All News, readers would not be so easily misled.
    Interested to know if I am overreacting (in which case I will apologise and accept the status quo) or if others agree.

    1. Oluwole says:

      The news is constantly evolving by the hour as new information comes out, the admin is not generating the transfer news rumour out of thin air but reporting it as it comes through. This particular rumor is on other news sites so I think you are misunderstanding the aim of reporting this need on Dhaka.

    2. Voyageur says:

      Spot in Guy.

    3. jon fox says:

      guy this is a wise and thinking post that contains much truth, sad though that truth is to read. My regular beef with this site is the really poor quality of most articles, esp by PATRICK,aka Gooner boy, by Yash, some though not all by MARTIN, occasionally only by PAT and the only VERY regular writer I usually commend (and even then not always) is DAN SMITH.
      There are a great deal morethinking Gooners though who prefer to post, rather than often pen an article, whose intellect I applaud. You are firmly among those, if I may say so!

      The basic problem that JA suffers from is the constant almost hourly need for articles. ANY article in fact, even if not worthy to be truly called an”article”.

      I have long thought that those who wish to call themselves a true article writer should be, at the very least, able to spell, punctuate and to write in one tense only. Good, even if not entirely perfect grammar is the requisite of real writers but, sadly, less so on this site.

      1. siamois says:

        Even though I don’t always do I have to agree with Jon on this one!

  6. Grandad says:

    A player is only worth what a Club is prepared to pay for him.The concept is known as market forces.The value of a player in the unreal World is basically meaningless.The fact that we paid 35m for Xhaka is irrelevent.

    1. Skills1000 says:

      I agree with you Grandad.

      Since the days of Fabregas, Nasri, RVP, We have found it difficult to make good money from player sales.

      I am looking forward to Next season. Pepe is the player to watch out for. 20+ league goals from him.

      And hopefully, Aubameyang can hit top form. We have no reason to miss out on top 4 next season. Arteta has to get it right.

    2. guy Charles says:

      I doubt a player valued at 35m at 23 has a value of 35m at 28 even if we did take that into account. I never get why people think the fee paid to buy a player has any relevance to performance, expectations or future fees.

  7. Johnze says:

    Xhaka 18m is a joke. Proven player, proven leader. We paid 35 and we sell him half price LOL. While only 28 and still under contract.

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  9. Stewart Macintosh says:

    This shows that we are really into Arsenal’s silly season for transfer rumours. There was another story about him staying and we are getting reports of all the usual and unusual suspects as comings and goings.

    I am going to try and not get too exercised one way or another as an incredibly high percentage of the stories are garbage.

    Personally I would much prefer him to stay as I don’t think we can afford to lose him – I know that view is not shared by a lot of people but that is okay!

  10. Diction Hagoi says:

    It baffles how Arsenal sell players cheaply but buy expensively , is it that our coaching/improving players is poor that is
    Why their values drop despite us spending huge amounts to bring them in?Or is it because the people responsible for negotiating transfer deals for us are mediocre?Arsenal is losing both on the pitch and financially and it is high time the club rethinks its transfer strategy.

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