‘Very close’ – Xhaka’s Roma move days from completion

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka‘s move to AS Roma this summer looks all-but done according to a spokesman of the Italian side.

The Swiss international has enjoyed a mixed time in North London, earning his way up to club captain, before a major fallout with the fans, and is currently a player who splits opinions.

He was recently named in the CIES Premier League Team of the Season, and has come in for praise from the one and only Jose Mourinho, and it is he who looks set to become his next manager.

A Roma spokesperson claimed that a deal is ‘steps away’, and that they are hoping that this is all wrapped up before the weekend, when the European Championships will begin.

I’m assuming that this will be a straight-cash sale, as opposed to any swap deals which were rumoured, and it will certainly be interesting to see which player is signed in his place.

We are currently linked with the likes of Yves Bissouma and Ruben Neves, while Joe Willock will also be hoping to stake a claim for regular minutes after an impressive loan spell in Newcastle.

If Xhaka does leave, do we expect one or two senior players to be added to the midfield this summer?

Patrick

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8 Comments

  1. 03 gooner says:

    Hallelujah! Now go and get neves and lokonga I would have said bissouma but him going to the African nations Cup alongside party and elneny would be a problem for us.

  2. Phenom says:

    It’s good MA and Edu see what we see. They know who the deadwwods are. All the underperformers will surely depart and make way for new ones.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      so a player that top the stats and got into team of the year is a deadwood????

  3. gerry burke says:

    thank the old gods,and, the new !!!.

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    Yes, we definitely need two more in midfield with him gone. We only have Elneny and Party now.

    1. Atid says:

      And Willock, Maitland-Niles, Torreira and Guendozi. I would like to see “our players” given a better chance along with Partey and Elneny.

      6 players for 2 positions and all very different in style.

      I do agree we need another one to challenge Smith-Rowe and if any of the other 6 go I would replace them.

      Hearing Willian could go with xhaka to rejoin mourinihou

  5. MHR says:

    Good business. There are better alternatives to Xhaka out there and available relatively cheap as well. However, Arsenal should have still looked at a swap with Roma. With their failure to capture Buendia, Arsenal could have asked Roma to include Justin Kluivert in the deal. It could also have been a straight swap.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      And you expect Roma to listen to Arsenal fan’s request and give one of their best players to Arsenal for a swap deal????

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