Football transfer news: 'It is finally done!' Arsenal agrees to sign Valencia's Skhodran Mustafi for £35 million

| Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:05
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The Gunners had initially hoped for a £25 million deal with Valencia

New Delhi: It seems Arsenal has finally struck the right chord with Valencia regarding the transfer of defender Skhodran Mustafi into their squad.  The German defender has been agreed upon by Arsenal and Valencia both on a transfer sum of £35 million, £15 million less than what Valencia had initially aimed for.

Not only Mustafi, Arsenal has signed Deportivo striker Lucas Perez into their fold for £15 million. With the summer transfer window closing soon, manager Arsene Wenger is under a lot of pressure to upgrade his squad, especially pertaining defender Mertesacker who has been riddled with injuries.

(Also Read: Football transfer news: Manchester United might offer Marcos Rojo to Valencia on a silver platter for £10.3 million)

The Gunners had initially hoped for a £25 million deal with Valencia. The  24-year-old defender is all set for a medical before signing the official terms with the English club.

Everton had initially expressed interest in Mustafi who has now  finally been roped in by Arsene Wenger to solidify his team's defence for the upcoming football season.  

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