Sokratis Papastathopoulos is set for his Arsenal medical this week, ahead of a £15m transfer from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in Germany.
In one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer so far, Sokratis is still closing in on an Arsenal move that never seems to actually arrive.
German outlet Kicker are now claiming the defender is scheduled to travel to London this week for his medical, and to finalise the move. They write that the player has agreed a contract lasting until 2021, with a fee of around €17m (£15m) agreed between the two clubs. However, they also write that the final details still need to be ironed out.
This isn’t the first time we’ve been teased with information that the Sokratis deal was almost done. We’ve had plenty of reports in the past week that the deal is ‘almost complete‘ or that the medical is ‘planned‘. Hopefully this time the rumours are correct, so we can all move on to the next deal.
Sven Mislintat is reportedly behind this move, after bringing former Dortmund stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the club in January. With any luck, the defender fits in as well as those two have so far.
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