Borussia Dortmund have joined Marseille within the race to signal Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi this summer season, Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna claims.
Guendouzi spent the earlier season on mortgage with Hertha Berlin after falling out of favour underneath Gunners supervisor Mikel Arteta.
He had a great marketing campaign with two objectives and three assists from 24 outings, however his season resulted in disappointment with a foot damage.
Guendouzi’s contract with the Gunners expires in June subsequent 12 months, however the membership have the choice to increase his keep for one more 12 months.
Nevertheless, they’re eager to half firm with the Frenchman and are keen to sanction his exit in the course of the summer season switch window.
Marseille have already agreed private phrases with Guendouzi, however they’re but to barter a switch payment with the north London giants.
They may now face competitors from Dortmund to signal the Lorient graduate.
Guendouzi was dropped by Arteta in the course of the again finish of the 2019/2020 marketing campaign after his on-field behaviour towards Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Frenchman briefly grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck as he was indignant with the striker’s involvement in Bernd Leno’s knee damage.
Whereas he averted any FA sanctions, Arteta was removed from impressed with the midfielder’s antics and dropped him from his first-team plans.
Guendouzi has made simply 12 appearances underneath Arteta, and there seems no room for reconciliation with the Spaniard eyeing new midfielders.
Marseille have made preliminary contact with the Gunners, however they’re leaning in direction of a brief deal for the France youth worldwide.
The Gunners favor to dump him for good, and Dortmund might be the perfect vacation spot for Guendouzi to take advantage of his potential.
The German outfit are all the time on the seek for high quality younger expertise. Their scouts could have saved an in depth watch on Guendouzi’s progress at Hertha.
The Gunners will hope that there’s a bidding battle on the playing cards to realize extra funds from the sale of the 22-year-old.
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