After a successful season with Arsenal, midfielder Granit Xhaka has decided to say goodbye to the team when the contract between the two sides expires.
According to information that has just been shared by famous transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on the evening of May 16, midfielder Granit Xhaka has officially come to a decision not to renew with Arsenal club after 7 years with the team. Emirates.
It is known that although the ‘Gunners’ are very interested in keeping the Swiss star, there have been no talks about signing a new deal because Xhaka has been determined to leave Arsenal after his current contract ends in next June.
According to information learned, the next stop of the midfielder born in 1992 will be the Bayer Leverkusen team playing in the Bundesliga. Xhaka will move to Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of 15 million euros.
The personal agreement between the two parties has almost been agreed, Leverkusen will offer a 4-year contract with Xhaka—ending in June 2027.
This is considered an attractive offer for a star who is about to turn 31 like Granit Xhaka. In the context that it will be difficult to get a long-term contract when re-signing with Arsenal, plus the fitness will deteriorate over time, Xhaka’s move to Germany to play football will be a more suitable choice than staying consistent in again devoted to the Gunners in the season 2023/2024.
Before Xhaka will leave, at this time Arsenal club is also urgently looking for a replacement for him. Central midfield is one of the positions that Arsenal need to strengthen for next season when they have more UEFA Champions League arena to play.
In January, Arsenal club made an offer of £ 70 million for Moises Caicedo but was rejected by Brighton. In addition, Declan Rice is also a target that the Gunners are targeting.
The latest, according to The Sun, revealed that the Gunners have been following the Turkish player, midfielder Orkun Kokcu for many years now. He’s had a fantastic season with Feyenoord and a move could happen this summer.