Lukas Podolski’s move to Galatasaray nears completion today, and his agent has revealed that conversations with Arsene Wenger convinced them a move away from the Gunners was the best thing for all concerned.
Having been left on the fringes of the team in the first part of last season, the German international’s loan spell at Inter Milan – where he scored just once in a league where Gervinho actually looked good for a little while – did nothing to convince the Frenchman that Podolski was worth keeping around.
Speaking to Bild, Nassim Touihri said they had discussions about Podolski’s future and, afterwards, considered a transfer was the best option.
“We had very good talks with Wenger,” he said.
“He wanted to keep Lukas, but couldn’t give him a guarantee that he will be starter. That’s why we agreed on a transfer.”
It’s believed a fee of around €4m has been agreed between the clubs and personal terms are not expected to be an issue.
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