It looks like Arsene Wenger wants to get at least one of his Arsenal transfers of the summer over and done with as quickly as possible. On the same day that it is being reported that PSV Eindhoven have confirmed an agreement for the winger Memphis Depay, sources from Southampton have told ESPN that the Gunners have made the first official move for the transfer of Morgan Schneiderlin.
The transfer window in England may not open officially until June 9th, but transfers between clubs from the same association can be done as soon as the season ends and there is nothing to stop clubs and players talking over the possible terms of a move before signing the papers.
The transfer of the French central midfielder to the Emirates, where he will join his international team mates Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy, hardly comes as a surprise because there has been a torrent of Arsenal transfer rumours about the move ever since last summer.
It is nice to know, however, that Arsene Wenger really is planning to bring this talented and Premier League proven player to north London and I cannot see anything standing in his way. Southampton have told Schneiderlin that they would let him leave for the right price after blocking his transfer away last summer and the player has revealed that he wants Champions League football.
This sounds like a done deal to me. How about you?