Johan Djourou is, apparently, open to the idea of staying at Hannover beyond the term of his loan spell.
The Swiss international will stay until the end of the season with the Bundesliga club, and there was no purchase option included in the deal with Arsenal.
However, according to Bild and a ‘consultant’ named, Marco Lichtsteiner, “Johan and his family feel very comfortable in Hanover 96. The project fits well with him. In the coming days there will be a meeting with Mr Schmadtke [Jörg Schmadtke – athletic director for Hannover 96].
“Everything depends on Arsenal. Johan wants clarity on his future and where he’ll play next season.”
And this mysterious ‘consultant’ claims Djourou would be willing to take a salary cut to make the move.
“It’s not just about money,” he said. Which is amusing as it’s just money which drives his profession.
Djourou has made 10 appearances since moving in January, compared to just for Arsenal all season, and it does look as if his future will be elsewhere.