Jordi Osei-Tutu is reportedly open to a return to VfL Bochum this summer, as he reaches decision time in his Arsenal career.
Arsenal’s Jordi Osei-Tutu has a deal with the club for one more year, but it seems increasingly likely he could be on the way out this summer.
The 23-year-old has had a very rough time with injuries in recent seasons, but he had a positive loan to League One Rotherham United over the past few months, scoring a vital goal in the EFL Trophy final win and helping them secure promotion.
On top of Rotherham United’s achievements as a team, it was also a major positive simply to see Osei-Tutu out on the pitch so often.
Osei-Tutu made 16 appearances for Rotherham after his January move. Of the five clubs he’s appeared in a senior matchday squad for, he’s only made more appearances than that with one of them, VfL Bochum.
The VfL Magazine now report that Osei-Tutu can imagine making a return to Bochum, after their previous failed attempts to bring him back.
Bochum will be particularly keen on the signing having just lost right-back Herbert Bockhorn to the end of his contract.
Seemingly in response to the rumours, Osei-Tutu posted a picture of himself celebrating a goal for Bochum on his Instagram story. He later deleted the story from his page.
German journalist Philipp Rentsch reports that the player clearly wants to go back and would fit Bochum’s recruitment profile, but it’s not clear what conditions Arsenal would set for a transfer.
Ultimately, that’s what it may end up coming down to. If Arsenal are hoping for a big payday, they may look to sell within England where prices are more inflated.
They might not look to sell at all, giving Osei-Tutu a pre-season chance. At this point, there’s no obvious answer.