London rivals are perfect for Wenger signing that Arsenal will reportedly sell for £3.5m - TBR View
With Sead Kolasinac rumoured to be leaving Arsenal this summer, it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up.
One team that looks a perfect fit is London and Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.
First of all, here is a look at the transfers rumours linking Kolasinac with an exit from the Emirates Stadium.
According to CalcioMercato, Arsenal are preparing to sell the 27-year-old this summer.
It is understood that the Gunners want just £3.5million from his sale, amid interest from Italian clubs Lazio and Napoli in him. It’s worth noting he’s about to enter the final year of his Arsenal contract.
Additionally, 61saat reports that Turkish outfit Trabzonspor have made a loan offer for him.
Kolasinac was signed by Arsenal back in 2017 when Arsene Wenger was still in charge, so he’s been around the club in the difficult years since the legendary manager left.
The left-back has made 113 appearances for the Gunners, but he spent the second half of this most recent season out on loan with Schalke. Unfortunately, they were relegated from the German Bundesliga.
He’s now due to return to the Emirates this summer following the end of his loan, but there are strong reports about him leaving.
Arsenal should sound out Crystal Palace as buyers for Sead Kolasinac
Palace are yet to be included in the list of potential suitors for Kolasinac, but perhaps they should be.
Palace, along with Tottenham and Everton, are a Premier League club that don’t have a manager in place going into next season.
Firstly, they need to get a new boss in sharply at Selhurst Park. But after that targets need sourcing to improve a depleted squad.
Palace are waving goodbye to 30-year-old full-back Patrick van Aanholt as his contract is expiring (BBC), so a left-back replacement will need to be signed.
Kolasinac seems a sensible target on paper, especially at a minimal £3.5million.
The Bosnian left-back must feel like he’s got a point to prove still on his return to England. And it would be great to see him in the Premier League again.
With Palace needing a new build, the Arsenal wide man could inject a new energy for them at left-back.
He could compete with Palace’s 21-year-old Tyrick Mitchell to be the left-sided defender. It’s easy to picture him slotting in really well across London.
If Kolasinac can recapture his best form, £3.5million is a ridiculous bargain.
Aged 27, he should get a fresh start at a Premier League team if he wants it.