Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is reportedly on the verge of joining Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is about to seal a move to Bayer Leverkusen, according to reports.
Xhaka, who has one year remaining on his Arsenal contract, is expected to join Leverkusen for £ 21.5 million.
Initially, the German side was only going to offer £ 12 million but has been forced to raise their offer by the Gunners’ valuation of the Swiss international.
Xhaka has already expressed his desire to go into management one day and Leverkusen is lining up him as potentially being a coach at the club following his playing career.
The 30-year-old posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account at the end of last season with pictures of him down the years with the caption: ‘Thank you, Gunners’. Indeed it seems he has already bid his farewell to the club.
The North Londoners are close to finding a more than adequate replacement to fill the void left by the workhorse’s departure in the form of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, who is expected to move to the Emirates for over £100million.