Arsenal have reportedly won the race to sign Bosnian international left-back Sead Kolašinac after agreeing personal terms ahead of a free transfer move this summer, according to principality outlet BIHscout.
His current deal with Schalke expires in June and he’s been free to hold talks with foreign clubs from January after failing to agree terms over an extension with the German side.
Reports according to the Daily Mail earlier this week claimed Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea were among the top European side showing strong interest in signing the defender this summer.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is in the market for new addition that will replace Marcos Alonso as the former Juventus boss prepares to boost his side ahead of their return to the Champions League next season and the Bosnian Herzegovina star has been under his watch.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp is also on the lookout for a new left-back to replace Alberto Moreno after the Spanish international fell out-of-favour and the former Dortmund manager needs a specialist full-back with James Milner deputizing for much of the season.
However, it looks as though the duo have missed out as new reports are suggesting Kolašinac’s home country from BIHscout claim that he’s now agreed to join Arsenal this summer whilst Wikipedia has already changed his profile on their database.
The outlet suggests the defender signed a contract with the North London club yesterday morning and has already picked his new shirt number ahead of a free transfer move the Emirates at the end of the season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s future with the Gunners still remains in serious doubt but the French boss is still making plans for next season and a new left-back is needed with Kieran Gibbs likely to face the exit door at the end of the season due to low regular playing time.
We’ll have to wait and see how accurate these reports are but if true it looks like Arsenal have pulled off something of a coup as Kolasinac has developed in to one of the best full-backs in the Bundesliga in recent years.
One has to wait and see how true these reports are but it looks like to have move wisely in sealing Kolasinac’s deal who has developed in to one of the best full-backs in the Bundesliga in recent years.
The 23-year-old defender has become an integral part of Schalke first team while his versatility will also be a valuable asset as he’s capable of playing at centre-back or even in midfield for the Gunners.