Arsenal Handed Major Boost As Target Confirms He Wants £10m Move

By on November 2, 2014

Arsenal have been handed a big boost as top target Fabian Schar has admitted he is keen to leave Basel for a top club.

Arsene Wenger has already confirmed he’ll look to bring in another defender this winter after failing to sign a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen in the summer.

Several names have been linked but Schar has emerged as a key target in recent weeks as he’s continued to impress for Basel both domestically and in Europe, and reports have suggested we might make a move for the 22-year-old in January.

Our hopes of pulling off a deal have now been boosted after Schar told reporters in his homeland that Basel are open to cashing in on his signature and he’s keen to test himself at a top club, with the English top flight among the league’s he’s interested in.

When asked about a move in January, Schar said:

“Basel are open to negotiations, but at this moment I have decided that I want to concentrate on my performances.

“I went through a difficult period and it wasn’t the right time to discuss my renewal. I don’t want to be worrying about that now.

“My dream remains to have an experience abroad. I’ve always said that if the opportunity presented itself, I would take it, obviously in agreement with Basel.

“I need a team with important prospects. I’d like the Bundesliga, Premier League or top Italian clubs like Inter, Milan and Juventus. I couldn’t say no.

“I want to hear all my options and consider them carefully. There was some contact in the summer, but nothing serious.” source: Express

Reports suggest that Basel value Schar at around £10m – which seems like a very reasonable price for a player of his age and potential.

Our lack of options at centre-back have already been exposed this season with Arsene forced to play Nacho Monreal as a make-shift central defender due to an injury to Laurent Koscielny, so there’s no doubt we need to bring someone in this winter and I think Schar would be a useful addition.

However, it remains to be seen whether Arsene will make his interest official by submitting a formal offer in January or turn his attention to one of his other targets.


  1. gamblerkari

    November 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

    oh Wenger don’t loss our chances in January 4 tiote or khadera

    pls try 2 sign any of………………..

  2. gamblerkari@gmail.com

    November 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

    oh Wenger try 2 sign tiote or khadera

  3. Edache patrick

    November 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Yes tiote or kihdira is d option for d 4 & i hope mazi wenger wil do so

  4. Prince Joe

    November 3, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Be warned Wenger, don’t waste your time negotiating for either Tiote or Khedira’s signature, their Managers will not let them go, just as a matter of fact bring in the Basel defender or any of EPL defenders who has adopted well in the league.

  5. Domisiaño

    November 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    AW,must think about fan and spend well

  6. Sam Yari

    November 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Waiyoooo…. Wenger!!!

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