Lazio have become the latest club to be linked with a move for Joel Campbell.
The Costa Rican looks like he will be on the move once again this summer, however, I’m sure he is hoping he can finally find a permanent home after years of being shunted around Europe.
Fenerbahce, along with Galatasaray, have been heavily linked with a move for the forward but now LaLazioSiamoNia.it are reporting that Lazio are interested in signing the player who could cost between €3m-€4m.
Campbell struggled last season with a number of injuries that restricted his playing time to just 142 minutes with one goal and one assist to his name.
A knee operation last summer kept him sidelined until October. That was followed by a sprained ankle just a couple of weeks later that kept him out even longer.
He only returned to action at the start of March after 126 days out.
It’s hard to know what the future holds for Campbell.
Some would argue that he showed enough during his time playing for Arsenal to be given a chance.
Others would say that after being an Arsenal player for seven years, six loan spells indicates a player who will never make a career for himself in the red half of north London.
Campbell has never really complained about being shunted around Europe by Arsenal nor about the lack of opportunities afforded to him by his parent club.
He would be right to think he did enough in the 15/16 season to at least warrant a place on the fringes of the first team. Three goals and three assists in 19 Premier League appearances tell only half the story of a man given, on average, 46 minutes per game.
I don’t think that Joel Campbell is an exceptional player but he is better than he gets credit for and it must surely be time for him to find a permanent home.