Arsenal Football Club on the verge of adding more funds to their transfer funds in the final week of the window with the exit of Bosnian left back, Sead Kolasinac. Kolasinac, who joined Arsenal on a free in 2017 from Schalke where he was coming off a Bundesliga Team of the Year appearance.
The deal for Sead Kolasinac to Bayer Leverkusen will be completed on next 48 hours. €11m + add ons to Arsenal, confirmed.#AFC want a permanent deal also for Lucas Torreira to Atlético Madrid. Meeting tomorrow too between intermediary and Atléti. ⚪️ #AFC #Atleti https://t.co/BF9QHdbP4Q— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 29, 2020
11 million plus add ons seems pretty generous and quite outstanding piece of business from Arsenal’s side. Sead was on higher wages than he normally would be in any squad since he cost Arsenal nothing outside of salary. To unload him in a COVID restricted market for a double digit fee that could potentially grow indicates Arsenal may be self correcting themselves from past wrongdoings in their outgoing transfer business.
Kolasinac leaves Arsenal having appeared in 107 matches, scoring 5 goals, and dishing out 15 assists. All five goals coming in his debut year under Wenger. Sead’s defensive positioning (or lack thereof) and inability to play as a true left back in a back four caused his Arsenal tenure to leave much desired. Having appeared under Arsene Wenger, He Who Must Not Be Named, and Mikel Arteta, Kolasinac will leave the Emirates having experienced more turmoil than anyone could’ve predicted when he came to England.
Here’s to good business by Arsenal’s newly formed front office and technical staff and wishing Sead success back in Germany.