‘Here we go’, says Fabrizio Romano as Arsenal are now on the verge of signing Oleksandr Zinchenko from Premier League champions Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta and Edu have been desperate to bring in a left-sided defender. Lisandro Martinez was their top target, but after Manchester United decided to meet Ajax’s demands, the Gunners turned to Zinchenko, who is extremely versatile as well.
Fabrizio Romano says ‘here we go’ on Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal
Arsenal have had a very good transfer window so far. Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Gabriel Jesus have all come in, and it looks like Zinchenko is just about to join them.
On Saturday, Romano revealed that Arsenal and Manchester City had reached a verbal agreement on a fee for the transfer of Zinchenko to the Emirates. All that was left then was to get the paperwork ready and agree personal terms with the talented Ukrainian.
Now, it looks like that’s done as well. Fabrizio Romano revealed last night that Arsenal have convinced Zinchenko to join the Gunners this summer, and a medical is expected to take place this week.
It really does look like Zinchenko will become a new Arsenal player very, very soon.
The report, written by David Ornstein in The Athletic, adds that “if all goes to plan, Zinchenko will leave City’s pre-season tour to undergo a medical and sign for the North London club”.
Ornstein wrote in The Athletic: “Arsenal are in the process of finalising a move for Oleksandr Zinchenko after reaching an agreement in principle with the 25-year-old on a four-year contract, The Athletic understands.
“Having already had an offer, believed to be £30 million + £2 million in achievable add-ons, accepted by their Premier League counterparts, Arsenal now also have personal terms in place with the Ukraine international.