Director says player linked with Arsenal wants a new club, he's been compared to Yaya Toure
Arsenal have been linked with Denis Zakaria in recent months.
Arsenal aren’t the only club seemingly interested in Zakaria, however.
Manchester City and Napoli are also reportedly monitoring the Borussia Monchengladbach ace.
One thing is for sure though – Zakaria is eager for a new challenge.
Arsenal target would “prefer a transfer” to a new club?
Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl suggested the club are struggling to tie the 24-year-old down to a new contract.
And he admitted Zakaria and his camp have told them “pretty clearly” that he’d prefer to join a new club.
“With Denis, we have been trying to extend his contract since October,” the Daily Mail quotes Ebert as saying.
“Denis and his management told us pretty clearly that they would prefer a transfer this summer.”
Zakaria is deemed one of the most promising players in Europe and has already won 34 caps for Switzerland.
Here is what some neutrals fans have been saying about the £55,000-a-week enforcer:
Yh prefer Phillips over rice but if you watch zakaria he’s a great dm reminds me of Kante but stronger— Stanley (@StanleyS7_) December 13, 2020
Thoughts on zakaria. Reminds me bit like partey.— Mikey sanchez 🇮🇪🇮🇪 (@Mikeysanchez27) February 24, 2021
Zakaria reminds me of Pogba but the more defensive minded Labile.— ︎︎︎︎︎︎ ︎︎︎︎︎︎Emma (@UtdSwagger) June 12, 2021
Get him in @ManUtd
Zakaria has one year left he reminds me of Kante— Sameer Ahmed 🇵🇰 (@Sami123Sa15) June 9, 2021
zakaria is the next yaya toure!— Big Michael Jordan (@DAM0BART) June 12, 2021
2) Denis zakaria— CityMjay (@citymjay) June 23, 2021
He is one of my favourite players right now. He can play box to box and cdm / cb. Very tall and surprisingly has a bit of pace. Hes literally a Fernandiniho / yaya player.
He’s very press resistant and always has an eye for a smart through ball