Everton Former captain Alan Stubbs predicts Arsenal will sign £50million rated midfielder this summer.
The Toffees have officially completed the signing of an Ajax midfielder Davy Klassen for a reported fee of £23.5million and the Manager is still looking to sign new players with Ross Barkley not renewing his deal with them.
Everton Boss who gave the Midfielder One-week Ultimatum to make a decision stated that: “It’s up to the player but we don’t wait until August. We need an answer if he will accept the contract or we sign a player.
“If he leaves it so long you have doubts. I like to work with players who want to stay. I don’t know, it’s up to the player, he needs to make a decision.”
After that Alan stubbs told Talksport regarding the Englishman’s future, he claimed that the young midfielder is keen on leaving the Merseyside club to ply his trade in North London with Arsenal being the preferred destination.
Alan then told Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast that:
“I think Ronald put his cards on the table with Ross before the end of the season and he gave him an ultimatum,”
“The fact that we are three weeks gone, and Ross hasn’t signed, then I think that’s the biggest indicator that Ross’ future is going to lie elsewhere.
“The one thing that he [Koeman] said towards the end is that he wanted more creativity in the team and I think, with Klaassen, he’s certainly got that – his record is very good and he’s a great age.
“Pickford is probably the most exciting young ‘keeper in Britain at the moment so it’s great times.”
And regarding the clubs whom the midfielder might join, Stubbs said:
“Looking at those teams I think Arsenal are probably a team that he could go to.”
“With Tottenham you have got Dele Alli in a similar position and, looking at Dele, he is ahead of Ross at this moment in time.”
“So it’s looking like he’s going to be heading to London – we just have to wait and find out what club it is.”
With Ozil’s future at the Emirates remains uncertain, the arrival of Barkley could be a cheap and quality replacement if Ozil finally leave this summer.