Sébastien Squillaci is set to be offered a way out of his Arsenal misery by his former club Monaco. The French defender has never established himself in the Arsenal first team, and Arsene Wenger actively tried to unload him during the last transfer window. Five months later he may finally get his wish.
French Radio station RMC are amongst those reporting the defender will join the French second-tier, side initially on loan with a view to a future transfer in the summer, with negotiations already at an advanced stage.
Monaco have fallen from grace over recent years and find themselves near the bottom of Ligue 2. This could be changing soon however after the clubs purchase by billionaire (Russian this time, not Arabic) Dmitri Rybolovlev. Squillaci may be the first of many new faces as the club looks to push back to the top Flight.
Arsenal’s budget is always tight, and they usually look to get the most they can from any sales, but Squillaci may be an exception, with the club keen to accept any offer.
Wayne Bridge, either on loan or permanent, may be the man to replace him. A step up? Probably.
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