Matteo Guendouzi is set to join Hertha Berlin on a season long loan with Arsenal receiving nothing for the privilege.
With the transfer window deadline bearing down upon us all, Matteo Guendouzi has realised that he has to leave Arsenal in order to play football.
After previously turning down a move to Hertha Berlin a few months ago, it seems he has reassessed his options, which appear very limited, and accepted the German’s offer.
There is no option to buy in Guendouzi’s loan deal, a condition said to be crucial to his camp before they agreed to the move. The youngster seems to still have his eyes fixed on a glory club rather than repairing his reputation.
No purchase option for Guendouzi in his move to Hertha Berlin. He'll only have 12 months remaining on his contract come the end of that loan – asssuming club don't do 'a Chelsea – & likely will be worth a lot less than Arsenal might have imagined at this stage of last season.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) October 4, 2020
He should, perhaps, ask himself why it is he’s off to Hertha and not somewhere more glamorous.
Guendouzi hasn’t played for Arsenal since he mouthed off at Neal Maupay. Although given a chance by Mikel Arteta to redeem himself in the same way Granit Xhaka turned things around, Guendouzi reportedly wouldn’t even apologise and that’s how we ended up here.
On the flip side, Arsenal are said to be looking at signing Hertha’s young centreback, Omar Rekik.