Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan, though a transfer fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.
In a surprising turn of events, Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal’s costly defensive acquisition from last season, looks to be on his way out of the Emirates already. The defender, who has been approached by the Serie A giants, has already accepted the offered personal terms, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .
Having sold Gabriel recently, Arsene Wenger might be losing yet another defender before the transfer window ends. Inter Milan are looking to sign Mustafi on a loan deal, but the Gunners are not satisfied with their offer just yet.
But there seem to be enough signs that suggest that a deal is very likely to go through before the 31st of August. According to reports, Arsenal might let Mustafi leave on loan, but with a mandatory buying clause at the end of a one-year loan.
Arsene Wenger’s strange comments when quizzed about Mustafi suggest that there is definitely fire beneath the smoke.
The French manager was quoted as saying: “It’s difficult for me to speak about individual cases. The transfer market is now in the final seven days and it’s always difficult to predict what happens. You have got to make quick and sharp decisions.”
Mustafi, who is Arsenal’s 3rd costliest signing of all time, cost the London outfit a significant sum of £35 million last summer. And with reports suggesting Wenger doesn’t deem the centre-back good enough for his squad, the French tactician will surely try to get most of the money he invested in the German defender last year.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.