It’s not new news, per se, but Sky Sports are reporting that Sead Kolasinac will join Arsenal on a free transfer this summer.
The Bosnian defender has a contract with Schalke until June 30th, and he looks set to become the first summer signing as Arsenal/Arsene Wenger/Whoever is in charge look to build the squad for next season.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) May 15, 2017
His arrival has been mooted for some time now, and it appears the Gunners have held off interest from AC Milan and Man City who were also reportedly interested.
Fuel was also added to this particular fire over the weekend when the 23 year old’s Schalke teammate, Max Meyer, left a comment saying #yagunners on an Instagram video.
And if further evidence were needed, the defender has also followed Yaya Sanogo on Twitter.
It wouldn’t be unusual for a free transfer to be announced ahead of time, so we might get some official confirmation on this sooner rather than later.
Let’s see – and for more on what kind of player Arsenal are getting, check out this piece.