Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac closes in on Fenerbahce move

Sead Kolasinac is near signing for Turkish facet Fenerbahce, understands. Kolasinac, 28, joined Schalke on mortgage till the top of the season at first of January the place he was instantly given the captain’s armband and tasked with conserving the Gelsenkirchen-based facet in the Bundesliga. The left-back was near becoming a member of Bayer Leverkusen on switch deadline day final 12 months however a move fell via, and revealed in May that he would depart this summer time, along with his contract up in June 2022. However, Schalke’s relegation from the highest flight for the primary time in 30 years meant that he was unable to make the move everlasting as a result of membership’s monetary limitations. Kolasinac will be part of up along with his shut good friend and former Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil, who gave his seal approval to the deal by recommending him to the Fenerbahce sporting director Emre Belozoglu.

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Bosnian worldwide Kolasinac made 78 appearances and scored twice for Arsenal since arriving on a free switch from Schalke, however discovered his sport time restricted as a result of emergence of Kieran Tierney. The summer time signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica had additional pushed Kolasinac down the pecking order. Meanwhile, Arsenal wish to offload extra fringe gamers with the likes of Willian, Lucas Torreira and Alex Runarsson all out there for switch.

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Torreira is near shifting to Italy and is presently again at London Colney the place he is been coaching individually away from the squad. Hector Bellerin has been focused by groups in Spain and Italy, whereas Eddie Nketiah seems unlikely to move on as he is presently injured on the sidelines.

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