Arsenal are prepared to sell Calum Chambers for £12.5m showing, once again, that the English premium only applies to English players not connected with Arsenal.
Calum Chambers may not have sealed a first-team place at Arsenal but his loan with Fulham last season saw him voted as their Player of the Season.
Even though he’s English, 24, and has three years left on his contract, Arsenal are reportedly prepared to let Chambers leave for just £12.5m, an absolute steal given the current market.
To compare in this window alone, Manchester United just paid Swansea £15.2m for Daniel James (0 Premier League appearances) who had a value of around £2m, Bournemouth paid £13.2m for Lloyd Kelly (0 Premier League appearances) who was worth around £1.8m, and Torino just paid Chelsea £9m for Ola Aina (3 Premier League appearances, 23 minutes total).
Although Chambers is a few years older than that trio (and therefore more experienced), his 124 Premier League appearances, nationality, and contract length are apparently worth little.