Arsenal have announced they’ve reached agreement with Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa to sign striker Joel Campbell.
Campbell has been linked with us for some time now, first broken by Gunnerblog, only for the deal to hit a snag when he failed to show for scheduled talks.
Now it appears all the problems have been ironed out and Arsene Wenger said, “Joel Campbell has already shown that he is a player with great ability, and has also performed well on the international stage at a young age.
“We look forward to the formalities of the transfer being completed and working with Joel when he joins us at Arsenal.”
The deal is still subject to ‘formal agreements and processes’ and Campbell, like Ryo Miyaichi, will need an ‘exceptional talent’ visa to play with the Gunners this season.
Campbell played in the U20 World Cup for Costa Rica, scoring twice.