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Barcelona linked with shock January transfer to signal Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi in short-term switch


Nov 16, 2020
Barcelona linked with shock January move to sign Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi in short-term transfer

Arsenal’s out-of-favour defender Shkodran Mustafi has been linked with a shocking transfer to Barcelona.

Mustafi is out of contract in north London in June, and that is anticipated to be his ultimate season on the Emirates.

Mustafi got here near leaving Arsenal through the summer time switch window

The German defender has barely featured for the Gunners this time period, enjoying simply 44 minutes of Premier League soccer in two appearances.

His different two appearances this season have come within the Europa League, with summer time signing Gabriel, in addition to David Luiz and Rob Holding, above him in Mikel Arteta’s pecking order.

Mustafi was strongly linked with a north London exit over the summer time, with a variety of golf equipment from round Europe , however a transfer didn’t materialise.

The centre-back was then reported to have turned down the supply of a brand new contract on the Emirates, and he’s now been linked with a shock switch to Barcelona.

Ronald Koeman is strapped for defensive choices, with solely Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Ronald Araujo to select from on the membership.

And, in keeping with Diario Sport, Barca are all for bringing Mustafi to the Nou Camp on a short-term deal to supply cowl.

Supervisor Koeman stays eager on signing 19-year-old Eric Garcia from Manchester Metropolis, with the younger expertise leaving the Catalans to signal for the Premier League membership three years in the past.

However Metropolis are holding agency, with Koeman seeing Mustafi as a short-term various.

Mustafi has fallen down the pecking order beneath Arteta, having made simply 4 appearances in all competitions this season

The participant’s father not too long ago spoke out about his son’s Arsenal future, telling Sport1: “Nothing is dominated out, we are able to think about every part, as a result of Shkodran is [available on a] free switch in the summertime.”

The stories in Spain additionally title Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger and Liverpool’s Joel Matip as different potential choices, though it’s unlikely the Reds will let the German centre-back go now given their damage disaster on the again.