Frieburg Deny Arsenal Have Agreed £6m Ginter Deal
Freiburg have dismissed reports suggesting Arsenal have agreed a £6million deal to sign highly-rated defender Mattias Ginter, according to the Daily Mail.
With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Frieburg deny Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Matthias Ginter.
Freiburg have dismissed reports suggesting Arsenal have agreed a £6m deal to sign highly-rated defender Mattias Ginter, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports over the weekend suggested the Gunners had struck an agreement with the German outfit to sign Ginter in a deal worth £6m, with Arsene Wenger understood to be keen to bring in the versatile defender this summer.
The 19-year-old is predominantly deployed as a centre-back but is more than capable of playing in the holding role in midfield if required. With Thomas Vermaelen out injured for at least another six weeks, Arsenal are currently down to just two recognised centre-backs while many feel we could do with adding a defensive-minded midfielder to our ranks as well, so Ginter would have been able to fill both positions.
However, Frieburg sporting director Joachim Saier has hit back claiming reports that the 6ft 1in ace is heading to England are ‘nonsense’ and says they have received no offers for the player.
‘There have been no offers for Matthias, and to suggest we have agreed a fee, as mentioned, is nonsense,’
‘The fact of the matter is, we have no thoughts about selling him.’ Saier is quoted as saying by the Mail
Ginter is highly thought-of in his homeland and became an instant hero for Frieburg when he headed home a late winner against Augsburg on the final day of the 2011/2012 season, just 2 days after his 18th birthday. The goal not only secured the clubs safety from relegation but it also ensured Ginter became the clubs youngster ever scorer in the Bundesliga.
He then established himself as an important first team player and helped Frieburg to a shock fifth-place finish last year and it seems his impressive displays have caught the eye of Arsene Wenger.
Ginter may not be the big-money signing that we all crave, but he’s certainly a huge talent and would be a useful addition to the squad, but talk of an impending transfer appear wide of the mark.
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