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Arsenal To Make ‘Huge’ Bid For Midfielder, Personal Terms Agreed?
According to reports today, Arsenal will make a ‘huge’ offer for Morgan Schneiderlin this summer and it’s been suggested that terms may already have been agreed with the player.
We’ve been tracking Schneiderlin for almost two years now and it was reported that we came close to signing him last summer but Southampton refused to do business after letting a whole host of other key men leave St Mary’s.
With Arsene Wenger on the look out for someone to protect our back four – which we certainly need judging on last night’s performance – the Southampton star has once again been strongly linked with a summer move.
The Metro claim that Wenger has made Schneiderlin his top target and will table a ‘huge’ offer at the end of the season in order to beat Barcelona to his signature.
The Catalans aren’t able to register any new players until January 2016 but that wont stop them putting the ground-work in place for deals over the summer and apparently they’ve identified Schneiderlin as someone they want to lure to the Nou Camp next winter.
But Arsene is supposedly desperate to prevent that happening and the newspaper suggests we’re prepared to pay in excess of £22m in order to secure the 25-year-old’s signature.
This news comes shortly after L’Equipe were quoted as saying that we have already agreed personal terms with the midfielder, so all that’s left is for us to agree a fee with the Saints.
I can’t see Ronald Koeman letting him go easily, particularly if they qualify for the Champions League this season, but I would expect him to leave should they miss out on the top four – which I ultimately think they will.
I’ve said for a long time that Schneiderlin is the midfielder I want to see arrive this summer. We clearly need someone to protect the back four and the French international has been outstanding in recent years, so hopefully these reports are accurate.