Arsenal’s Guendouzi agrees terms with Marseille over possible move
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi could be leaving the club once more, with the player giving his consent to a move to Marseille.
Guendouzi has been on loan at German side Hertha Berlin, but is injured having broken his foot earlier this season.
French publication L’Equipe are reporting that Guendouzi has agreed terms with Marseille over a move back to France, having started his career with Lorient.
Guendouzi moved to Arsenal in 2018, and was considered a starter under Unai Emery, but had fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Mikel Arteta as manager 18 months ago.
He was sent on loan to Hertha Berlin at the beginning of this season.
Guendouzi impressed as he made 24 appearances in the Bundesliga, but suffered a broken foot at the beginning of May that ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.
The 22-year-old registered two goals and three assists during his time with the club.
L’Equipe state that Guendouzi has agreed personal terms over a move back to Ligue 1, and his agent, Moussa Sissoko, has good links with Marseille and has already spoken to coach Jorge Sampaoli about the deal.
The move would allow the French side to cash in on Boubacar Kamara, who is out of contract next summer.
It’s believed that Marseille registered their interest in Guendouzi as far back as January.
Furthermore, it’s reported that there has been no agreement between Marseille and Arsenal, but that the French side believe that can get a good deal for Guenzouzi, due to his contract expiring next season. Plus, with Arteta still at the club, there’s little future for him at the north London side.
Potential Marseille move for Saliba?
The report also states that Marseille have also expressed an interest in signing Arsenal’s William Saliba. He spent the second half of this season with Nice.
No agreement has been reached between Arsenal and Marseille over the defender.
While they are seeking a permanent move for Guendouzi, any move for Saliba is expected to be limited to a loan.