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Arsenal lodge €20m bid for Sokratis Papastathopoulos

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Reliable journalist Gianluca di Marzio claimed couple of days back that Arsenal had submitted a €15m bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos. 

Dortmund are demanding in the region of €25m, but Greece website Sport 24 claimed that Arsenal would return back with an improved offer.

And they’re right. Today, we have an update on the story from Greek media outlet NovaSporFM. They claim, Arsenal have improved their offer to €20m, close enough to persuade Dortmund to conclude a business. 

The website claim that the deal is close and the player is likely to wear the Arsenal shirt this season, that is will complete his transfer before the deadline ends.

This is not the first time this summer Arsenal had shown any interest in Greek players. The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for Kostas Manolas, but in the end Serie A giants Roma snapped up a deal for him, signing him as a replacement for Mehdi Benatia, who joined Bayern Munich earlier this week.

Comments (4)

  1. great defender , top class believe me , very solid and focus , is the best solution trust me

  2. Until I see him in arsenal jersey, though he would have bn a great signing if d deal can go tru

  3. Earnestly am tired with Wenger going for quality players,only to back out for other clubs to secure them,honestly he’s too
    economical for the business of football! He should be working in a bank,afterall,he’s an Economist/Engineer

  4. Sokratis will be a very good signing for us.Our defence will be solid and stable and the the defensive understanding too will be there I think if we get a young strong dynamic and experience DM to sit in front of the denfence ,and with our attackers, we should be able to challenge for the premiership and even the UCL.