Arsenal aim to complete Cedric Soares transfer on Thursday

first_img Comment Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 30 Jan 2020 10:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18.9kShares Soares is set to become Arteta’s second signing (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hope to complete the transfer of Cedric Soares on Thursday, according to reports.The full-back is set to join Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s second signing and has been given permission by Southampton to agree personal terms and undergo a medical with the Gunners.Soares, 28, is in the final six months of his contract at Southampton and the Saints have decided to cash in on the defender.The Evening Standard claim that after a fee was agreed on Wednesday night, Soares is expected in London to have his medical.ADVERTISEMENTSoares will join Arsenal on a loan deal and Southampton will receive around £1million from the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe deal could rise to £3m with add-ons and Arsenal will cover the entirety of Soares’ £65,000-a-week wages. Arsenal looked at Kurzawa before deciding on Soares (Picture: Getty)Arsenal decided to sign Soares over Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa due to his experience in the Premier League and his lower wage demands.Arteta was not keen on Kurzawa and reportedly vetoed Arsenal’s transfer move for the Frenchman.There is an expectation Soares will join Arsenal on a permanent deal in the summer and will offer competition to Hector Bellerin.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySoares can play on either side of defence but is predominately a right-back.If Arsenal can register Soares by noon on Friday, transfer deadline day, he will be eligible to make his debut against Burnley on Sunday.After Arteta demanded reinforcements this month, Arsenal have had a busy end to the January window.Pablo Mari became Arteta’s first signing as manager on Wednesday after completing his loan switch from Flamengo.MORE: Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira sends message to Bruno Fernandes after Manchester United confirm dealcenter_img Arsenal aim to complete Cedric Soares transfer on Thursday Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cup is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal closing in on £5m Cedric Soares as Southampton contract expires in the summer Advertisementlast_img

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