According to France Football, French side Bastia are keen on taking Sebastien Squillaci off Arsenal’s hands. The newly promoted Ligue 1 side are thought to be talking with the player’s representatives, with Arsene Wenger more than happy for the former Sevilla man to leave the Emirates. Evian and Brest are also keeping tabs on the player’s situation.
Squillaci, who arrived ahead of the 2010/11 season for a fee thought to be around the £4 million, mark barely featured last season garnering only 9 (very costly) minutes of Premier League action as a substitute against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
While he was afforded more playing time in the domestic cup competitions, the former French international never looked like threatening the first choice quartet of Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou.
At only 31-years-old, Squillaci certainly has a few more years left in the tank. Unfortunately for him, Gooners will merely add his name to the growing list of dodgy centre-backs signed during the Wenger era alongside Pascal Cygan, Igor Stepanovs and Stathis Tavlaridis.