When it comes to Italian football, there are not many journalists out there as reliable as Di Marzio and Nicolò Schira. Hence Arsenal fans will be happy to read what Nicolò Schira has to say about one particular Arsenal news today. Only this week the news emerged that Arsenal are interested in signing Sevilla and Argentina star Ever Banega. At first people thought it was just one of those rumours agents manufacture in order to get a deal for their client. However, so many reliable outlets have since reported Arsenal interest in the player.
Today, according to Nicolò Schira, the player’s agent is in London to hold talks with Arsenal player. The highly rated journalist went on to add that the deal is not going to be a straight forward one despite the fact that the player has a release clause inserted to his contract. Below is what Nicolò Schira tweeted in regards to the Ever Banega to Arsenal news..
Ever #Banega’s agent (Marcelo Simonian) is in London now. Tonight he will talk with #Arsenal. Unai #Emery wants him and insists on, but it’s not a simple deal. Siviglia doesn’t want to give up. #transfers. #AFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) June 21, 2018
This is getting interesting. It appears despite the fact that Arsenal have gotten Lucas Torreira ( or so the media would have you believe ), they still want another defensive midfielder. This to me is a pointer that a midfielder in the current Arsenal squad will be leaving. Most likely Elneny. Also, the fact that Nicolò Schira claims the deal won’t be a straight forward one despite the fact that the player has a release clause inserted to his contract means Arsenal are trying to negotiate a fee lower than his reported release clause. Which tallies with what Daily Express reported not so long ago.
With the player’s agent flying to London to discuss with Arsenal, it means he and his agent are probably interested in making the move to the Emirates and as we all know, once a player wants a move, he most always gets his way. The worst thing that can happen here is for Arsenal to activate his release clause and play the full amount.
And with the release clause said to be just €20 million, I doubt Arsenal would have any problem paying that amount.
What do you our readers think? Elneny out Banega in? Your comments are welcome in the comments section.