While the focus of the football world may be elsewhere right now, especially in England, Arsenal have their sights firmly set on making the most of the summer transfer window. To them, it doesn’t really matter whether or not the Three Lions progress into the final of the World Cup tonight, because their biggest priority associated with that team will be whether or not Danny Welbeck will be returning to the Emirates as a fully fit forward ahead of the new season.
Arsenal have apparently opened the talks with Sevilla over the possibility of Steven N’Zonzi moving to North London, Sky Sports have reported as per their own sources.
N’Zonzi began his professional career in the French League 2 with Amiens in 2007. After spending two years there, he moved to England where he played three seasons apiece with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City. In 2015 he was spotted and taken to Spain by the Sevilla manager at the time – Unai Emery. They worked together for a year before Emery made the switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s been known for a few days now that Arsenal are interested in bringing Steven N’Zonzi to the Emirates, but as reported by The Independent, the latest development in the story could provide the club with a few hiccups. It has been suggested that in order for N’Zonzi to move to North London, Arsenal would need to trigger his release clause. While that may seem like an obvious move for them to make if they’re that interested, his release clause rests at £35 million.
Unsurprisingly we’ve been seeing many high profile names being linked with a move to Arsenal Football Club since Unai Emery’s appointment was confirmed. The Spaniard has been on the ball in more ways than one, showing an efficiency in the transfer market which we haven’t seen in years. We don’t know where it’s leading and we don’t know how many players he’s going to be able to bring in, but one way or another, you can’t help but love this progression if you’re an Arsenal fan.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly very keen to push on with the transfer of Steven N’Zonzi, with the Sevilla midfielder seen as an ideal buy to strengthen the middle of Arsenal’s team considering that has been where many of their problems have arisen this season.
Arsenal were involved in the game of the weekend as they drew 3-3 with Liverpool at the Emirates. The home side went 2-0 down, only to take a 3-2 lead as they staged a stirring comeback, but they were pegged back as Liverpool scored again to make it 3-3.
North London club Arsenal are said to have agreed a deal to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi in January.
According to reports coming from the Spanish publication El Gol, Gunners have reached an agreement with La Liga side Sevilla over a £35.3 million transfer which will be made official once the transfer market reopens in January.
The transfer package which will see N’Zonzi return to the Premier League will include £32.7 million for the transfer fee, plus additional £2.6 million in bonuses.
The French defensive midfielder’s future has been the subject of intense speculation over the past couple of months with Sevilla star being linked with the likes of Everton and Juventus.
According to the Metro, Arsenal are interested in signing Sevilla’s defensive midfielder Steven N’Zonzi. The 28-year-old has reportedly travelled to London with speculation rife that he could be returning to the English top-flight in January.
N’Zonzi first appeared in English football under Everton boss Sam Allardyce at Blackburn. Reports suggest that the Toffees may well be interested in signing the midfield enforcer.
Impressed in Sevilla
N’Zonzi impressed during his time in the heart of the Blackburn midfield and moved on to Stoke City. However, the defensive midfielder enjoyed an underwhelming three years in the Potteries.
Arsenal are reportedly back in the hunt for Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi. The player is supposedly on the Gunners’ radar along with a number of other targets with speculation intensifying after their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.
It was not the result Arsenal wanted nor deserved, with Manchester United leaving the Emirates with all three points. The game was notable for its entertaining and attacking style, with the Gunners superb going forward, but ultimately thwarted by David de Gea, who was in inspired form.
It’s been another eventful weekend for Arsenal fans as far as transfer rumours are concerned.
Arsene Wenger has already started preparing his winter transfer strategy which – by the looks of it – could include one or two potentially big-name arrivals.
British media have put a new spin on the whole Nabil Fekir story we detailed last week, claiming that Gunners are prepared to invest up to £60 million to land the in-form 24-year-old Lyon playmaker, who is seen as a direct replacement for Mesut Ozil.
The German international is only one of the number of players who could leave Emirates this winter.
La Liga side Sevilla look set to lose one of their key players this season as Steven N’Zonzi has refused to extend his contract with Rojiblancos amid interest from the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal.
According to Spanish media outlet AS, N’Zonzi did not want to put pen to paper on a new deal as it would have increased his buyout clause well over the current €30 million, which the player feels would ultimately ruin his chances of making a move elsewhere.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi is believed to be eyeing up replacements for the reliable midfielder as he is not certain if N’Zonzi will remain at Sevilla past the January transfer window.