Report: Xhaka now willing to forego some bonuses to help seal Arsenal exit; club have increased bid
Granit Xhaka is ready to forego some bonuses owed to him by Arsenal to help push his move to Roma through, according to a report from Calciomercato.
After much speculation, it appears that the end may be in sight in the Giallorossi’s push to sign the Swiss.
The 28-year-old has been linked with the Serie A side throughout the window. And it had appeared that problems over agreeing a fee may throw a move into doubt.
However, it was reported last week that Roma were ready to increase their bid. They had previously offered £12.8 million. Arsenal meanwhile, want £17 million.
It was also noted that Xhaka was ready to cut his holiday short following Euro 2020.
And it appears that that Xhaka is ready to go even further to seal a move to Jose Mourinho’s side as soon as possible.
According to this latest report from Calciomercato, he is prepared to forego some of the bonuses that would be owed to him by Arsenal upon his departure.
Calciomercato adds that Roma’s latest, improved offer could net Arsenal up to £15.6 million. Xhaka meanwhile, has already agreed a four-year deal.
End may be in sight for Arsenal, Xhaka and Roma with midfielder prepared to forego bonuses
Arsenal are clearly not letting the Xhaka talks derail their summer plans. Mikel Arteta’s men have two new signings through the door. And more are surely on their way.
Having said that, speculation dragging on cannot help. So it will be a boost if Xhaka does soon seal his move.
It appears that the end is in sight. But of course, Arsenal fans have probably heard that a few times this summer.