Arsenal are reportedly expecting offers from multiple clubs for Cedric Soares in the January transfer window. Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen are also monitoring the situation.
However, Fulham are leading the race for his signature for his signature. This is because the Portuguese full-back would like to continue to stay in England and play in the Premier League.
FULHAM AND CEDRIC SOARES TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Fulham are leading the race to sign Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares. The report also claims that he is the third choice for the position. At the moment, Ben White and Takheiro Tomiyasu are fighting for the position. Hence, Cedric is down on the pecking order at the moment. Therefore, manager Mikel Arteta is open to selling him in the January transfer window. The potential sale will also help get his wages off the financial books.
However, the problem is Fulham first wants a loan deal in the January transfer window. They want a loan deal with a buy option in the deal. However, the option will not be mandatory. Hence, it is clear that certain conditions are not favorable in the deal for Arsenal. Although, there is a chance that Fulham might opt for a permanent deal directly. This is because Cedric has already played under Marco Silva at Sporting. However, the Gunners can also get a bidding war for him due to multiple teams interests.
ARSENAL COULD HAVE A BIDDING WAR FOR THEIR FRINGE RIGHT-BACK
The report also claims that Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid are also monitoring his situation. Hence, the interest of the duo is likely to start a bidding war among the three teams including Fulham. The report also claims that the players prefer a move to Fulham. This is because he wants to continue to stay in London with his family. Another reason is he is likely going to be the starting right-back under Marco Silva. However, nothing can be obvious when the transfer window opens.
There is a chance that Atletico Madrid or Bayer Leverkusen come up with an attractive offer for him financially. Hence, the money offered can also change the player’s mind. At the moment, Arsenal are reportedly asking 5 million for Cedric. However, there is a chance that the price is going to increase due to the interest of multiple clubs. This will also be good news for the Gunners. The additional money from his transfer fee will directly go into the January transfer fund.
Arsenal will also get his high wages off the books. The potential sale will also keep them within the FFP regulations. Cedric will also leave with good memories with the club. He has helped the club win matches whenever he is available. However, his injury issues and high competition in the squad are going to prevent his further progress with the Premier League giants.
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