Arsenal are reportedly prepared to pay Martin Zubimendi’s £52.5m release clause to sign the midfielder from Real Sociedad but the player wants to wait until the summer to move.
Arsenal are keen to bring in at least one more midfielder and have, apparently, identified Real Sociedad’s 23-year-old, Martin Zubimendi, as a player they would quite like to see in red and white.
The defensive midfielder is under contract until 2027, having signed a new deal in October 2022.
A product of Real Sociedad’s youth system, Zubimendi’s agents were in London for talks on Friday but the player seems in no rush to leave his boyhood club, despite Arsenal’s willingness to pay his release fee.
Zubimendi is currently valued at around €40m.