End Of Gibbs? Arsenal Set To Sign Bundesliga’s Best LB For €25m

Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka, Arsenal still continue to get linked with the signing of various players and these are by reliable media outlets not the Daily mail, dailystar and the Sunsports of this world. According to very reliable German media outlet Kicker, Arsenal are very close to signing Wolfsburg and Switzerland international defender Ricardo Rodriguez.

According to Kicker, Arsenal head of Academy Andreas Jonker who worked with Ricardo Rodriguez when he was still at Wolfsburg recommended the defender to Arsenal. He has a release clause of £19m (€25m) which according to the report will be activated by Arsenal in a couple of days. He was one of Wolfsburg’s better players in the just concluded Bundesliga season. In a very disappointing season for his club, Rodriguez shone like a million star.

With Wolfsburg not playing in Europe next season, the lure of playing in the Champions league with Arsenal may tempt the Swiss to move to London. He will likely be a direct replacement for Kieran Gibbs who according to the British media is going to leave Arsenal this summer. And with Monreal 31, Rodriguez will know his chance for regular first team football is almost assured as Monreal won’t be around for too long any more.