According to Football.London, Sead Kolasinac is on the verge of joining Fenerbahce on a permanent basis.
The 28-year-old has known for some time that his days at the Emirates are numbered. The left-back joined the Gunners on a free transfer from Schalke in 2017 but fell down the pecking order under Unai Emery when Kieran Tierney joined from Celtic in 2019.
Despite not having cover for the Scot, Mikel Arteta was happy to let Kolasinac re-join Schalke last January on loan.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international returned to Gelsenkirchen in the hope of helping them avoid relegation and featured 18 times. Due to his six-figure salary, all parties agreed the relationship couldn’t continue after they finished bottom of the table.
Kola, who has one year left on his Arsenal contract, has been on the lookout for a new club ever since and it sounds like his close friendship with Mesut Ozil has paid off. The German, who joined Fenerbahce in January, has reportedly put in a good word for him with the club’s hierarchy.
The Gunners are set to receive a small transfer fee for the defender.