After a mysterious consultant named Marco Lichsteiner spoke last week about Johan Djourou’s desire to stay in the Bundesliga when his loan deal expires this summer, the player himself has reiterated that stance.
Speaking to Neue Presse Hannover, the Swiss international said, “It would be fantastic if the clubs could agree on a deal. I have been given the chance to play here and I am getting better and better and slowly finding my old form.”
The key issue will be the cost of any deal. With a contract that’s not ending any time soon, Arsenal may look to get as much money as possible as they plan summer purchases of their own, something Djourou is well aware of.
“It is a difficult situation since I still have two years left on my contract in London,” he said.
It all depends on what Arsene’s motives were for sending the player on loan. If he felt he was surplus to requirements, then it’s quite possible a permanent solution can be found.
However, if it was to give him a chance to play before coming back to Arsenal then it might take a solid fee to tempt a sale.
All the same, Arseblog News would put our money on the former. If we had any. Damn you, Creme Eggs.