Arsenal will receive round £250,000 when former academy participant Donyell Malen completes his £25million transfer to Borussia Dortmund from PSV, soccer.london understands. Malen, 22, joined Arsenal on the age of 17 after leaving his boyhood crew Ajax, his sport time was restricted nevertheless, regardless of racking up 27 targets or assists in 58 appearances throughout youth stage. The Dutch worldwide had impressed on pre-season in July 2017 however departed the next month, with PSV paying a price within the area of £250,000 to land the teenager. Dortmund can pay a price within the area of £25million for Malen following weeks of negotiations, with Ajax set to receive 1.5 per cent of the ultimate price and Arsenal to receive 1 per cent in a solidarity fee.
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“That I used to be despatched away from Arsenal is actually not true,” Malen advised Dutch De Telegraaf in 2019. “I nonetheless had a contract for a yr and Arsenal even needed to lengthen that. “I don’t play soccer for the cash. I by no means did that. Otherwise I might not have left England.”
Malen’s rise to prominence at PSV has seen him grow to be a mainstay of their facet, scoring 27 targets final season and showcasing his versatility as a winger, no.10 and striker. The Gunners will look to insert sell-on clauses into future offers with head of soccer operations Richard Garlick at present main contract negotiations on the membership. Meanwhile, Arsenal proceed their seek for a goalkeeper as talks with Sheffield United over Aaron Ramsdale have reached an deadlock. The Gunners switched their attentions to a homegrown various for Bernd Leno a number of weeks in the past, after initially making contact with the representatives of Ajax shot stopper Andre Onana. Sheffield United worth Ramsdale at round £30million which is significantly removed from Arsenal’s personal valuation of the 23-year-old. However, they’re anticipated to return with an improved provide within the coming days as they give the impression of being to bolster their goalkeeping choices.