Arsenal have agreed a deal to loan Matteo Guendouzi to Marseille with the clubs finally finding something that works for everybody.
Matteo Guendouzi reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Marseille at the start of June but Arsenal and the Ligue 1 club have been locked in negotiations since, unable to find an agreement. Arsenal wanted to sell the midfielder for €20m, Marseille wanted a loan for next season.
They now seem to have met in the middle, agreeing on a loan for next season with an obligation to buy, as Charles Watts explained on Twitter:
Arsenal have agreed a deal with Marseille for Matteo Guendouzi, as reported by @MohamedTERParis. Loan with obligation to buy next summer. Arsenal will receive around £10m for the midfielder. Deal could be completed in the next few days. pic.twitter.com/y1GQRpS2Ic
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 3, 2021
As I noted when covering William Saliba’s loan deal to Marseille, a player they were chasing for a while, it felt as though that agreement would unstick the Guendouzi deal and it appears that is what has happened.
Marseille are also interested in a number of former Arsenal players. They have been linked with Stephy Mavididi, David Luiz and Francis Coquelin in this window.