It appears as if ex-Arsenal winger, Serge Gnabry, could have found the Champions League football he’s always wanted… at Hoffenheim.
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Gnabry only signed for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen last summer for a reported €5m but could already be set for a move to fellow German club, Hoffenheim, who managed to earn Champions League football next term.
According to Sport Bild [via Metro], Gnabry’s €10m move to Hoffenheim is ‘all but done’, with rumours circulating that Bayern Munich alone will have a buy-out clause in place in order to sign him in future.
The idea is that the German champions give Hoffenheim money in order to seal the deal, and then get to reap the rewards when the player gains further experience, which is obviously illegal.
The 21-year-old had a brilliant first season in the Bundesliga, scoring 11 and assisting two in 27 appearances. And it appears as if he’s only going to improve, moving from eighth-place Werder Bremen to fourth-place Hoffenheim.
From an Arsenal fans’ perspective, it’s bitter-sweet.
On one hand, the talented German is getting the first team football he’s always wanted and flourishing as a result. On the other, his time in north London was hampered by injuries and it would have been special to watch him excel under Arsene Wenger.