Saturday, August 27, 2016

Shkodran Mustafi joins Arsenal FC

Its still not fully official, but Arsene Wenger himself has confirmed the deal. Shkodran Mustafi would join Arsenal FC for a fee of 41 million euros. There was a lot of back and forth, a lot of swings in this saga, but ultimately Arsenal get their target.

Good news from this terrible news is that we would be getting Garay out of this, supposedly in the region of around 20 million euros. Is he worth that much, probably not, but Valencia CF literally does not have any other option. He is the safest bet out of any of the other possibilities and since the transfer window is closing soon we are forced to dish out 20 million for him.

Another move that might happen is getting rid of Aymen Abdennour and bringing in Marcus Rojo from Manchester United.

Ultimately we are weakened by the departure of Mustafi, but Garay would be solid replacement, he isn't young as Mustafi, so the potential of becoming much better isn't there, but he is already very good and experience in defenders is always more important than talent. So possibly a slight loss overall here, but if Aymen leaves and we get Rojo it would be an improvement. Just not having Aymen play would be a major improvement, even if Rojo didn't arrive.