Rob Holding undergoing Palace medical in £4m move

Rob Holding is currently undergoing a medical at Crystal Palace, signalling an imminent move from Arsenal to the Eagles. The two clubs have reportedly agreed on a transfer fee of £4 million for the defender.

Holding has faced challenges in securing regular playing time at Arsenal, particularly since Mikel Arteta took charge. His situation deteriorated further with Arsenal’s signings of Jakub Kiwior and Jurrien Timber in the past eight months.

Given this, Arsenal has encouraged Holding to seek a new club, as they aim to offload surplus players during this transfer window. Despite interest from several clubs, Crystal Palace has emerged as the destination of choice for the defender, as reported by The Athletic.

Holding had just one year remaining on his Arsenal contract, and according to the report, he is expected to sign a three-year deal with Crystal Palace if all goes according to plan. This move represents an opportunity for Holding to rejuvenate his career and secure more regular playing time with his new club.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Holding is a loyal player, but the time has come for him to change his environment so we can move on.

The Englishman will do well at a midtable club like Palace, but he was nowhere near being good enough for us.

We now have to focus on offloading others to have the right balance and the manager can focus on the players he wants to work with in this campaign.

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  1. Awesome news if this is correct.
    Wish you all the best Rob with many clean sheets as you continues to cut your teeth in the capital.

  2. Good luck to a very loyal, decent back up but £4 million is peanuts imho, nothing new in our selling dealings though.

  3. MA and Edu are a joke! 4mil for a English player in the prime age for a CB! Granted Holding isn’t the best by any stretch but that’s just a pathetic amount.

    Need to cut MA off now, he’s acting like a trust fund baby completely. Cheque book manager just wants wants wants but makes no effort to get money in!

    1. I think maybe there is a loyalty thing in there. Letting him go for an affordable amount, as to say thank you to a trusty professional. Who is now moving on to play (probably) regular premier league football.

  4. This is a player that played several games last season. We signed only one defender, who is now injured, and 2 have left. Unless we sign a new defender today, £4m is not worth the risk.

  5. Here we go again, letting players go for peanuts!!
    . Good luck to you Rob and thanks for your service to the club.

  6. Here we go again! So many regetting we hav elet Holding leave and that he has not been treated well. What utter rot.

    As a supporter of the club and not of any particular player before the club , no matter if he be HOLDING, HENRY, SAKA, BERGKAMP OR ANYONE ELSE, I say lets be glad this willing but distinctly unable tryer is leaving us and not having to play in our shirt ever again.

    Bottom line is that he ain’t good enough for us Never was, never would be, if he stayed, which thankfully he is not doing.
    I am glad he is gone but still wish him well. But more than that, I wish OUR TEAM well and it will do better wthout him in it!

  7. £4m isn’t a lot of money, but as it’s already been said on here, it’s double to what we paid for him.

    Wish him luck at Palace, apart from when they play us.

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