The talks between Arsenal and AS St Etienne over William Saliba has hardly been the most secretive transfer nogotiation of the summer, although why the Gunners are setting up a deal to loan him back to the French Club for a year is a bit unsettling when it is clear that we are in desperate need of defenders right now.
But although the deal has not been confirmed officially by either club, it has now been announced by the Official Yahoo Sport France that the deal is now done. Just a couple of hours ago, they reported that a deal was extremely close to completion, and now they have decided to announce that the details are finalised between the two clubs.
William Saliba ( ASSE) va s’engager avec Arsenal. Contrat de 5 ans. Prêt à Sainté la saison prochaine.
— Yahoo Sport France (@YahooSportFR) July 9, 2019
Which basically says “William Saliba (ASSE) will commit to Arsenal. 5-year contract. Stays close to St Etienne next season.”
At last another transfer confirmed, but when will we get a starting player? Preferably a centre-back!