David Ornstein reports this evening that Oleksandr Zinchenko is set to join Arsenal in a deal worth around £30m.
🚨 EXCL: Arsenal finalising move for Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City after reaching agreement in principle on 4yr contract. Fee £30m + £2m achievable adds & now personal terms in place too. If all goes to plan, medical then sign @TheAthleticUK #MCFC #AFC https://t.co/H1ltVpVjK5
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 18, 2022
The Ukraine international has been the target since Lisandro Martinez decided to join up with his former manager, [look up the baldy lad’s name], at Man Utd.
The 25 year old can play left back and in central midfield, adding another dynamic, versatile player to the squad and someone Mikel Arteta knows well from his time at Man City.
Speaking in the US, the manager played his cards close to his chest, saying, “Until the end of the market we will keep trying to improve the squad and there are so many parties involved and sometimes things are not as quick as you want.’
“There is no update with anybody and when there are updates we will let you know.
“We’re looking at different options in different positions and we’ll give you an update when we have it.”
However, it seems that Zinchenko will become the fifth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos – and it’s feasible the deal could see him join up with his new teammates before the end of the US tour.