Arsenal transfer: Fans react as starlet reportedly agrees exit
Medley is one of a number of talented centre-backs on the Gunners’ books. The 20-year-old appeared to take a small step closer to the first-team fold with a couple of loan spells last term.
He seemed particularly impressive during his time with Kilmarnock. However, it now seems unlikely that Medley is going to get the chance to play under Mikel Arteta.
According to Football London, Medley has chosen to join Oostende in Belgium permanently. It is claimed that he will complete his move in the next few days.
Interestingly, it is suggested that Arteta wanted to keep him. However, he is keen to go and play regularly.
Football London notes that Arsenal have agreed a sell-on clause for Medley. And they will have the first option on the defender should Oostende look to sell him.
The report has been met by a largely positive reaction on social media. Even those who are disappointed appear to accept that Medley was unlikely to get the chance to add to his handful of first-team appearances at the Emirates.
In fact, many have lauded the club for the deal they have done. They have praised Arsenal for covering all bases should Medley realise his full potential in the future.
‘That’s a shame’: Arsenal fans react as Medley nears transfer
With that in mind, here is what some of the Gunners fans make of the reports that Medley is set to leave…
That’s a shame, I like him as a player and was hoping he’d make the breakthrough with us! Good luck to the lad at his new team though!
— Richie Dow (@RichieDow90) June 19, 2021
Sad but makes sense, good luck King
— Jad ~ 🇦🇺 🇱🇧 (@afcJad) June 19, 2021
Zech noooooooo, one player I always wanted to see succeed, all the best to him man
— AJ (@emilesmithdoe) June 19, 2021
sell on clause, nice to hear that
— Bergy 🔴⚪ (@MeorFikri) June 19, 2021
Arsenal beginning to do things better now
— Bryan Nwachukwu (@NwachukwuBryan) June 19, 2021
Hope he smashes it. ❤
— Z ☕ (@ZicoAfc) June 19, 2021
This is better business from us https://t.co/yIiODGXRUC
— PattyPatin0 🏴🦁#KroenkeOut (@PattyPatin0) June 19, 2021
Wish him well 🙌🏻 Happy to see us include a sell-on clause + first refusal if he leaves Oostende. https://t.co/y51G9WtHEV
— Fabian 🇸🇪 (@fabianmanzoni) June 19, 2021
— Adeeb (@_____adeeb) June 19, 2021
This is good for Zech, good time for him to move on. Smart that Arsenal have clauses too, Zech could be a late bloomer, it is thought if he can iron out some of the weaknesses, he has the attributes to be a success. https://t.co/ayhfBufYGC
— Next Generation Arsenal 🔴⚪️ (@scoutingindoors) June 19, 2021