By Tony Attwood
So, now the papers are picking up one story. “Arsenal have agreed to buy Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, according to the player’s agent.”
That is pretty much what each one is saying. There are still some finer points and details to be resolved however “according to reports,” like the fee.
Valencia reckon he’s worth £25m. The player came to Valencia in 2014 for €8m after having been at Sampdoria and before that Everton but they wouldn’t let him play. So presumably he can speak German, Spanish, Italian and Liverpool. Now he just has to learn English.
Here is his record thus far.
|Seasons||Team||League Games||Lge goals|
Whoscored has this on his strengths:
- Aerial duels
- Ball interception
Which pretty much covers it.
Is this actually the one that will happen and will drag the ability of newspapers to spot a transfer just before it happens up to 5%?
Maybe so. Everyone seems to be getting very excitable.
The other players whose names are popping up today are Robert Lewandowski and Antoine Griezmann. But there is a very funny around saying that Riyad Mahrez has changed his mind and wants to come to Arsenal after all but that Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil want to leave.
Just another day.
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