Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny.
The 23-year-old, a three-time Swiss league champion with current club FC Basel, has agreed personal terms according to various reports.
According to Egyptian football specialists KingFut, the defensive midfielder is due to undertake a medical on Tuesday in Paris and will put pen-to-paper on a £5 million deal on Wednesday ahead of the transfer window opening on 1 January.
With Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere all sidelined due to injury and the likes of Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta (also injured) out of contract at the end of the season, it appears Elneny is being drafted as an option both for the short and long-term.
Arseblog News isn’t going to pretend to have watched the fella, so we’re not in a position to comment on whether he’s any good or not. We’ll just have to wait and see…
It does sound like a very ‘Arsene’ deal; Elneny is young, plying his trade in a second-tier European league and, as of a week ago, none of us had ever heard of him.
With that in mind we’re going low on the poo-ometer scale…