Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are expressing their concerns that they could miss out on a big signing, after being given a short deadline to complete a deal.
Metro quote Wolfsburg’s sporting director Klaus Allofs as stating Arsenal have until July 1st, next Friday, to activate Ricardo Rodriguez’ release clause and seal the signing of the Switzerland international.
‘We are on the alert and we are prepared. They will not get cheaper, rather the opposite.’
Whilst Arsenal may have hoped they could negotiate a cheaper deal after the clause in the contract of Rodriguez expires, it seems they will have to pay an increased price if they want the Swissman to join his compatriot Granit Xhaka in north London.
The 23-year-old has been very public with his desire to leave the Bundesliga club this summer and our landlord does seem to think Rodriguez will leave his current employers at some stage this summer.
Arsenal fans, will you land this star man? Let us know in the comments below!