Romano confirms Arsenal target Evan Ndicka could leave Frankfurt for free

By on October 24, 2022


Arsenal target Evan Ndicka could reportedly leave Eintracht Frankfurt for free at the end of this season, as per the transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The 23-year-old has emerged as one of the potential targets for Mikel Arteta’s side in recent times. The Frenchman’s current deal with Frankfurt is set to expire at the end of this season and the defender hasn’t agreed on signing a new long-term contract yet with Oliver Glasner’s side.

Recently the Evening Standard reported that Arsenal are eyeing a move for Evan Ndicka in January, given the Gunners’ boss is keen on signing a new left-footed centre-back to create competition for Gabriel Magalhães.

Writing on CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano has now stated that it is highly likely that Ndicka could leave Deutsche Bank Park for free at the end of this season.

The journalist further claims that many clubs around Europe, including in England, are showing interest in signing the highly-rated defender in the upcoming transfer window so Arsenal will face competition.

Ndicka to Arsenal

When asked about Arsenal’s interest in Ndicka, Romano said:

“There are many, but really many clubs interested in Ndicka. I’m told there’s a very good chance for Ndicka to leave on a free, so many clubs – not just in England – are exploring the situation.”

Evan Ndicka could be a shrewd purchase for Arsenal. Signing the 23-year-old – who is valued at around 29m by the Transfermarkt – for free would be a great business by the club’s hierarchy if they can manage to pull that off.

Arteta usually deploys a left-footed centre-back in his back four, however, due to the lack of alternatives, Gabriel Magalhães is having to play almost every game in the early stages of this campaign. So, signing a new left-footed defender in January would be beneficial for the Spanish boss in order to rotate the squad and keep the options fresh throughout a demanding second half of this season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s difficult run away against Southampton continued on Sunday after the Gunners failed to come away with all three points despite leading the game at the break.

Following a disappointing 1-1 draw versus Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, the north London club’s eight games winning streak, in all competitions, has now come to an end.

Nevertheless, despite this weekend’s setback, Arsenal remain at the top of the Premier League table with 28 points from 11 games, two points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

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