As expected, Barcelona deny interest in Arsenal star

A report on MundoDeportivo made the rounds yesterday that Barcelona was interested in making a move for Arsenal defender, Shkodran Mustafi.

The report claimed that his agent, Emre Ozturk held a meeting with the Blaugrana over his possible move to the Camp Nou.

It was surprising information because he is even struggling to play for the Gunners this season.
However, he would be a free agent at the end of this season, and it seemed that cost-saving Barcelona was looking to land him on a cheap deal of for free next summer.

However, Mundodeportivo is now reporting that the Catalans only took the meeting out of courtesy because the player’s agent asked for it.

It says that it didn’t mean that they will sign him and even ruled out the possibility of that happening.

Mustafi is one of the several unusable players that Arsenal currently has on their team and as his contract expires next summer, the Gunners would jump at the chance of selling him for any kind of fee next month.

The German has hardly played for Arsenal and against Manchester City yesterday, he showed again why he shouldn’t be considered for first-team action often.

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7 Comments

  1. Sean Williams says:

    Barcelona would be the laughing stock of Spain and Europe if they signed Mustafi.

  2. Al says:

    Suggest you all read about the Ghost shop Arsenal in the Guardian
    Arsenal’s problems lie with Kroenke’s ownership rather than Arteta, Barney Ronay

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/dec/25/arsenals-problems-lie-with-kroenkes-ownership-rather-than-arteta

    1. SueP says:

      I did after your suggestion
      It was a powerful read and absolutely demoralising.

  3. Wyoming says:

    I think Mustafi could well go to Barcelona. He played 81 times for Valencia so is already familiar with La Liga. His fee is as low as it has been for years. He wants football and Arsenal will lose him for fee in June so why not? Vermaelen went to Barca aged 30 and injury prone for 19 mill Euro 6 years ago. Thomas played just 34 La Liga games in four years but served his purpose of resting top players a role Mustafi would fit perfectly. Arsenal probably want 20 mill but in today’s covid market values have plummeted
    and besides Barca know they can wait till June to get him on a free so have probably offered 6 mill. In the future Arsenal should pay no more than 7 mill for any player pay no more than 20k p/w and give no more than 2 year contracts. As it stands now we have a dozen players contracted until 2022 and beyond many of whom are in retirement mode. A problem which needs some creative solution and smartly.

  4. ArsenalWhy says:

    The way we disrespect our players, demean and devalue them is unbelievable. I don’t think anyone does that better than us. No wonder all our players are shell shocked and low on confidence.

    Does anyone think Pique is much better than Mustafi? I highly doubt it. What separates between them is system they play under and of course having talented players in front of you like Messi helps a lot.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Exactly

      Mustafic has his strengths

      Hes a former German International with a World Cup Medal

      People has already forgotten his partnership with Kos which was one of the top pairing at that time….conceded one of the least

  5. jon fox says:

    Well, Christmas is the season of fantasy films and fairy stories, so we ought to expect this site, which adores fantasy rumours, to play its full part. True to form, JA did not let us down!
    Shame that those rotten realists Barca did let us down though!

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