Arsenal star’s agent confirm transfer talks with Barcelona


The 28-year-old centre-back is currently in the last few months of his Arsenal contract and has rejected the Gunners’ offer to extend his stay at the Emirates beyond next summer.

Shkodran Mustafi’s agent has claimed that he’s in talks with Barcelona to arrange a move for the centre-back in the January transfer window, reports Metro.

The highly-criticized 28-year-old centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates since the appointment of Mikel Arteta as the club’s manager last year. Mustafi is yet to start a Premier League game for the Gunners this season and looks set to leave the club in January.

His precarious situation at the North London outfit was preceded by the Germany international rejecting the Gunners’ offer of a new contract in the summer. The North London outfit reportedly wanted to tie down Mustafi by offering him a new deal, but the centre-back declined the offer.

There’s been increasing speculation that the former Valencia defender might be set for an audacious move to Camp Nou in January, with Ronald Koeman reportedly looking to bring-in replacements for the injured Gerard Pique, who won’t return to action until next April.

Emre Ozturk, the player’s agent, was recently pictured in Barcelona. When asked about the reason for his visit to the city, here’s what he told SPOX, ‘I’m not in Barcelona because of Yusuf Demir [his other client], but because of Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal, who we also represent.’

Mustafi joined the Gunners in a £35m deal from Valencia in 2016 and has made 150 appearances for the club in all competitions over the past four years.

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