International Star Arrives In London To Undergo Medical With Arsenal
Granit Xhaka flew in to London on Friday morning to undergo his medical and finalise personal terms ahead of a move from Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal
The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Granit Xhaka has arrived for his medical with Arsenal….
Granit Xhaka flew in to London on Friday morning to undergo his medical and finalise personal terms ahead of a big-money move from Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal, according to the Independent.
Xhaka has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks with Arsene Wenger reportedly identifying the Swiss international midfielder as the ideal replacement for Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini – who are set to leave when their contracts expire next month.
There has been on-going speculation all week about how the proposed deal was progressing but the Independent claim there was finally a breakthrough last night after our initial £20m offer was knocked back.
It looks like the deal is on the verge of completion as the newspaper says that Xhaka flew in to London this morning and is at London Colney to undergo his medical and finalise personal terms ahead of his switch to the Emirates.
The 23-year-old has always maintained he wanted his future resolved well ahead of the start of the European Championships – which start on June 10th – and the Independent suggest that the deal should be wrapped-up over the coming days.
Once completed, Xhaka will give us real depth in the central midfield department and provide competition for Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey next season.
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The Swiss star has played a key role for Gladbach since joining the club from FC Basel four years ago and is a deep-lying midfielder who’s known for his excellent passing skills as well as his leadership abilities, so I think he’s going to be a superb addition to the squad.