Report: Newcastle considering move for £52.5k-a-week Arsenal man who got 90 minutes at Old Trafford
Mohamed Elneny could be offered the chance to leave Arsenal for a Premier League rival in January, with the Daily Mail reporting that Newcastle United are interested in the midfielder.
Elneny appears to be edging towards the Emirates exit. His contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season.
He did get 90 minutes under his belt in the recent Premier League clash with Manchester United. But the visit to Old Trafford marked his first league start of the season. He was an unused substitute on Monday as Arsenal faced Everton.
It was recently reported that the Egyptian was in talks to join Galatasaray. The report even suggested that a deal could involve Arsenal ripping up what remains of his deal.
Of course, no move has taken place as of yet. And that may prove to be good news for Newcastle.
The Daily Mail has suggested that Eddie Howe’s men are considering a move for Elneny.
Arsenal should welcome Newcastle move for Mohamed Elneny
Elneny did well to force his way back into the Arsenal fold after his loan at Besiktas. However, his limitations have been exposed too often. And with that, it looks highly unlikely that he will return for a run in the side before the summer.
Mikel Arteta may be reluctant to let him leave in January. He is a good player to have within a squad as cover.
However, it may be a bigger boost to get a fee next month. Moving him on would also see Arsenal knock £52,500-a-week off the wage bill.
He could be a smart signing for Newcastle, giving them greater control in the middle of the park.
But that should not deter Arsenal from letting him join a Premier League rival should the chance present itself.
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