Reports from Turkey suggest that Fenerbahce are interested in signing Shkodran Mustafi this summer.
The German international is up for sale, with David Ornstein revealing last night that Unai Emery is keen to move the player on.
The 27 year old signed for Arsenal at the end of the 2016 transfer window for an eye-watering £35m – at that point a fee which made him one of the most expensive central defenders of all time.
In the three seasons since, he’s become something of a byword for Arsenal’s defensive failings, not least because of a plethora of high profile errors from which he never seems to learn.
The Turkish side’s Sporting Director, Damien Comolli (who was part of Arsene Wenger’s staff some years back), has reportedly contacted Mustafi’s agent to see if the player is open to a move.
We particularly liked this bit from the Google Translated version of the story, “Mustafi’s ability to use both legs and an experienced player to Fenerbahce defense search conditions make the transfer.”
Exactly. He can use both legs. Rather too often to propel himself along the ground on his big slidey arse, but let’s not dwell on that.
There is no chance of recouping what we paid for him, but any inward flow of money can be used to held fund a replacement.
Don’t ask for the Poo-o-Meter on this one. Let’s just hope this one happens because it’s best for all parties if we go our separate ways at this point.