Arsenal have won the race to sign the much-coveted Bosnian left-back Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer from Schalke.
According to reports in The Sun, the 23-year-old has already passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the North London club.
Kolasinac’s Schalke contract expires on June 30 and he is expected to link up with the Gunners immediately after. Arsenal have won the race to sign him, after warding off competition for his signature from Chelsea and Juventus.
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Goal.com reports that he was “in London two weeks ago for a sponsorship event and underwent medical tests during his short stay in the capital”, while the Daily Mail report that he has agreed a four-year contract.
The 23-year-old has spent his entire career in the Bundesliga, but is now set for a new adventure playing in the Premier League.
He has played 117 times for the German giants, and has 18 international caps to his name, and has experience playing in the Champions League.
Kolasinac is expected to be the first of a slew of players arriving in North London, as Arsenal are preparing to overhaul their squad following a very disappointing campaign for the Gunners.
The news of a new signing comes despite the future of manager Arsene Wenger remaining up in the air. There are conflicting reports as to whether the Frenchman has signed a new contract that has been offered to him, and what the length of the supposed deal is.
Arsenal look likely to miss out on the top four for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s 21 year reign. There is serious discontent in the stands, with fans fiercely divided over their manager’s future. But the board appeared to have their focus elsewhere, signing players for whoever is sitting in the dugout next season.
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