Shkodran Mustafi open to a return to the Bundesliga
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has given an insight into the summer speculation linking him with a move away. He confirmed that there were options but nothing to suit everyone involved.
The German centre half also revealed that a move to the Bundesliga in the future is something he would seriously consider.
Speaking to German media outlet Der Spiegel, Mustafi said
“There was the consideration to leave the club in the summer,” he said. “But there was no option which would have suited all sides.
“Arsenal attached a few requirements to a transfer. And I knew that the next move is incredibly important to finally write a positive chapter once again.
“If I move somewhere where it is just not the right fit, the situation would not change much. I stayed. For the future, I am open also for Bundesliga.”
There was a lot of speculation that the 27-year-old was on his way out in the summer but he held firm and stayed put. Since then, in all fairness, he has played decently when called upon and is no longer criticised for his performances.
This basically means that his value is not dropping, which is good for all sides. It is good for Mustafi because it means more interested clubs. Good for Arsenal because it means they get a higher transfer fee.