Former Gunner Ismael Bennacer has been pictured arriving at AC Milan’s La Madonnina medical clinic ahead of his proposed move from Empoli.
Now we know we didn’t report on Lucas Perez moving to Alaves or Joel Campbell joining Mexican side Leon on loan, but this is different, you shouldn’t be shrugging. This one is going to earn Arsenal some cash.
Yep, having seen Petr Cech, David Ospina, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Stephan Lichtsteiner depart for a combined total of about £3 million, Bennacer’s move to the crumbling San Siro could net us as much as €4.8 million thanks to a 30% sell-on clause inserted in his contract and now activated by Don Gazidis.
Video of Bennacer arriving at La Madonnina Clinic for his medical with Milan.
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Bennacer, 21, only played 71 minutes for the Gunners first team before he was sold in 2017.
Those who’ve not put the game to the back of their mind might recall him coming on for Theo Walcott who’d himself just replaced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in that horrible 3-0 League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday four years ago.
Anyway, having grown frustrated with a lack of game time under Arsene Wenger, he took a punt on life in Serie A and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Good on him.
The Algeria international, recently voted the player of the tournament at the African Cup of Nations, is set to move for €16 million.