Eintracht Frankfurt have offered Evan Ndicka a new contract and a pay rise, as they look to ward off reported interest from Arsenal.
Bild (via GGFN) report that Eintracht Frankfurt have proposed new deals to Daichi Kamada and Evan Ndicka. They want the two players to sign on until 2026, and they’re offering significant wage increases to do so.
Frankfurt bosses have been trying to convince the two players to extend for 18 months now, and they’ve now reached their financial limit – suggesting this is their final offer.
If Ndicka accepts, he’ll extend his deal. If he rejects the offer, he’ll either leave on a free transfer in the summer or for a reported €15m in January.
Il Romanista had reported that Arsenal already had an agreement with the player for a free transfer move, but Bild later denied that claim.
All the same, the German outlet seems to accept that Arsenal are one of the options in the mix for the player.
The Evening Standard wrote in October that Ndicka had emerged as a transfer option for Arsenal, with Frankfurt pushing to extend his contract.
The Gunners look to be low on centre-backs right now, particularly left-footed left-centre-backs.
With Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White playing in the full-back positions, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, and Rob Holding are really Mikel Arteta’s only options centrally. Both Saliba and Holding seem to prefer the right.
Ndicka is left-footed and has an impressive set of stats, as well as building up plenty of experience in the Bundesliga and in Europe for his age.
Just last year, he won the UEFA Europa League with Frankfurt and made the Bundesliga Team of the Season.