Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has given a double Arsenal transfer update and says contact has been made with the agent of Norwich midfielder, Emi Buendia.
Taking to his Twitter account, Romano indicated that as well as Mesut Ozil leaving in the coming days, the Gunners are also looking to move on Sokratis, while Buendia is still being touted as a potential incoming.
Mesut Özil is expected to sign his contract as new Fenerbahçe player on Monday. Arsenal are now planning to sell also Papastathopoulos in the coming days, then they’ll work on new signings. Emi Buendia: contacts with his agent but no official bid from #AFC, as of today. ⚪️🔴
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 16, 2021
The Gunners are starting to free up some budget within the squad at the moment. Ozil’s massive £300k+ wages will be off the books, while Sokratis will also help ease the financial burden on the wage bill.
Buendia, then, has been linked throughout the window. Norwich are believed to be keen to keep their man and are said to be demanding around £40m to even discuss a deal.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of midfielders in Buendia’s position. The likes of Madrid’s Isco, Houssem Aouar, and Manor Solomon, all linked at different points during January.
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Ozil moving is the big one. It’s been a shadow cast over the club all window and his wages are too big to be kept on doing nothing.
Buendia is an interesting one. He is clearly talented but would cost a big fee, something most media outlets do not believe Arsenal will be shelling out on during this window.
However, the update from Romano suggests movement at Arsenal, which is a good thing for Gunners fans.