Arsenal have contacted agent of World Cup-winning star ahead of swoop

Arsenal contacted the agent of Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi last week ahead of a potential move for the Germany defender, according to Emanuele Giulianelli.

The Gunners have so far had a quiet summer transfer window, with the additions of Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano the only notable moves the London club have made.

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With the latter two unproven at the highest level, there have been voices of discontent among the club’s supporters, but these may be eased by suggestions that Mustafi is a target, and that his agent has been sounded out.

The claim has been made by well-known football insider Giulianelli, who took to Twitter to reveal Arsenal’s interest in the 24-year-old:

“Last week contacts between Arsenal and the agent of Shkodran Mustafi, German defender.

“Obviously Mustafi isn’t the big deal. He’s an option for CB – though [Jeison] Murillo remains a target. Club want to get forward sorted first.”

Mustafi, who spent some of his early career with Everton, has blossomed in recent years, and was a part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup success in Brazil.

After leaving the Toffees he played for Sampdoria, whom he left to join Valencia in 2014.

Shkodran Mustafi

 


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