Arsenal will let Sokratis Papastathopoulos leave for free in January if he receives an offer, with the player’s agent in contact with multiple clubs.
Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur reports that Arsenal will let Sokratis leave for free if an offer comes in next month. The player’s representatives are in contract with teams from Italy, Greece, and France, with Napoli back in the race once again.
Over the summer, Napoli were the leading contender for Sokratis’ signature, but the deal always appeared to hinge on whether or not they managed to sell Kalidou Koulibaly. In the end, they kept Koulibaly and pulled out of a deal for Sokratis.
Konur reports that it’s the same situation in January, with Napoli showing an interest in Sokratis, but only if they can sell first. As for reports linking the Greek international to Fenerbahce, the journalist claims there’s no official offer from the Turkish club at this stage.
Sokratis has been playing with the Arsenal youth teams over the last month, making a couple of appearances to keep himself sharp for a January move.
He helped the u23s keep a Premier League 2 clean sheet against Everton, but couldn’t do much for Arsenal’s nine-man u21 side in his EFL Trophy appearance. It would be best for all parties if he found somewhere to play regularly again in January.