Dick Law is set to step down as Arsenal’s chief transfer negotiator at the end of September.
An Arsenal spokesperson has confirmed that Law will leave the club in a few weeks, reports the Telegraph.
Chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, has allegedly taken up at office at London Colney, which indicates that he could become more involved on matters such as contract negotiations, but it’s yet to be decided whether former Team Sky legal and commercial expert, Huss Fahmy, who the Gunners appointed in the summer, will become Law’s replacement.
Gazidis will keep his Highbury House base but it’s understood that he’ll now be spending more time than he already does at Arsenal’s training ground.
Law, who’s reportedly returning to America for family reasons, has been at Arsene’s Wenger’s side for over a decade and was responsible for helping seal the deals of Gilberto Silva and Carlos Vela.
The transfer guru has backed Le Professeur faithfully, telling Globo Esporte back in May, “He has strong backing from the board, strong support from the fans. Now, it is fundamental to think, the biggest critic is him with himself. He wants to win. He suffers when we do not win.”
After what many view as a disastrous summer transfer window, Law’s successor has quite a job on his hands come January.
The likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have less than a year left on their current contracts and while Ozil was initially thought to be staying, negotiations over an extension appear to have stalled.