Marseille sign Arsenal deal for Matteo Guendouzi
French club Marseille have reached a deal with English Arsenal counterparts involving Matteo guendouzi.
The deal is expected to be concluded by next week. The compensation that Marseille is obliged to pay to the Gunners will be € 1 million for a one-year loan and then purchase obligation for € 11 million next summer.
The London Reds and Whites were hailed for signing the Frenchman in 2018 for a cut-price deal. The young midfielder surprised everyone when he hit the ground in one of the best leagues in the world when he was just a teenager, scoring once and assisting five in just 82 outings.
Guendouzi was a fundamental part of the squad that reached the Europa League final in 2019 and overcame a serious challenge for the top four. Although they were a bit short, Arsenal received a lot of praise for signing ‘under the radar’ players such as Lucas Torreira and Guendouzi himself.
However, in the summer of 2021, the two will inevitably leave the North London outfit for a fraction of the price that was quoted just a few years ago.
As they say, “endings pave the way for new beginnings”, Arsenal hope the same. The club is working to build a foundation that will remain intact for many years to come. The next Belgian star online, Albert Sambi Lokonga, is expected to sign for our club in the coming days, which is highly regarded across Europe.
They have also recruited Nuno Tavares from the Portuguese side of Benfica. Both deals are low risk, which can give the Gunners high rewards in the future.
The summer squad overhaul is now set to begin, as the European Championships and Copa America reach the final stages. Ben White looks to be the next signing we’re confident of making.
The club’s summer transfer window will not only be judged by entries, but also by exits. Mikel Arteta and CTO Edu need to get it right this summer, no matter what the complications are.
If they don’t, they just might become the scapegoats next season.