Schalke in advanced talks to loan Sead Kolasinac
Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac is reportedly nearing a move to Schalke.
The latest reports in England suggest that Schalke are in advanced talks to loan Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international joined Arsenal from Schalke on a free transfer in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
The left-back has featured in 32 matches for Arsenal this term, providing two assists in all competitions.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sead Kolasinac has earned 30 senior caps for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
He is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Arsenal this summer and the list of suitors in the Bosnia and Herzegovina international continues to grow.
David Wagner wants to sign a new left-back and Kolasinac is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Wagner wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Schalke are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
There is no doubt that Kolasinac will take Schalke’s defense to a different level. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Schalke are working on a loan deal for Arsenal fullback Sead Kolasinac. The Bosnia international spent six years at Schalke before joining the Gunners in 2017. Sky Sports Germany says discussions have already begun between the two clubs. The Bundesliga outfit would be prepared to pay for half of Kolasinac’s wages for the 2020/21 season. Kolasinac is prepared to return to his native Germany for ‘private reasons’. Along with Mesut Ozil, the 27-year-old was a victim of an attempted carjacking in London in July 2019.”
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If Schalke can agree on a fee with Arsenal, the deal should be easy to complete.
A move away from Arsenal will not be only the best move for Kolasinac, but also for the club.
Good signing for Schalke?
If Sead Kolasinac is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Schalke.
Schalke must improve their defensive options and the signing of Kolasinac would be a step in the right direction.
A left-back of Sead Kolasinac’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Schalke squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of David Wagner’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.
It will be interesting to see if Schalke make their move for the 27-year-old in the coming days.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.