Arsenal in talks over £33.7m deal to sign German star – Sky Sports

By on July 28, 2016

According to Sky Sports News, Arsenal are in talks with Valencia to sign defender Shkodran Mustafi in a potential deal that could rise to £33.7m.

Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier this week that he’s going to have to bring in another centre-back after Per Mertesacker was ruled out for five months with a serious knee injury that he suffered against Lens last Friday.

Recent reports suggested tat the boss had identified Mustafi as a potential target with initial contact believed to have been made with the German international’s agent.

It looks like we’ve now stepped-up our interest as Sky Sports News are citing Sky Germany as saying that Arsenal are in talks with Valencia over a potential deal to sign the defender this summer.

The news outlet says that while Mustafi has a £42.1m buy-out clause in his contract, Valencia will be willing to do business for an initial £25.3m plus a further £8.4m in add ons taking the potential deal to a total of £33.7m.

Sky Sports insists that Arsenal are yet to table a formal offer but they say that the 24-year-old’s agent is due to fly back to Spain to try and thrash out a move to north London this summer.

Mustafi was once on the books with Everton but left to join Sampdoria before earning a move to Valencia in 2014 where he’s developed in to one of the best central defenders in La Liga.

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He’s also got 12 caps for Germany under his belt and while he’s predominantly a centre-back he can also play at right-back if needed, so I’m sure his versatility will appeal to Wenger – especially with Debuchy expected to leave.

Let’s see how things develop but hopefully we act fast to get a deal wrapped-up as we desperately need new faces on board quickly with SEVEN first team regulars set to miss the season opener against Liverpool in two weeks time.


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  2. Anthony

    July 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Please Mr Arsene sign lakazette on lyon he is quality like Higuin for cheaper .We only need a lethal Striker that;s all .

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