Although the transfer window has now closed for English Premier League clubs, Arsenal are set to receive a late boost to their kitty if Jeff Reine Adelaide finalises his £25 million (€30 million) move from Angers to Lyon.
The Gunners sold the French under-21 international to Anger for just £2 million a year ago, but inserted a 10% sell-on clause which will be activated if Reine-Adelaide completes his move.
The highly rated youngster joined Arsenal from French side Lens in the summer of 2015, and was tipped for big things in North London. However, he lost his way at the club a little, amidst reports of off-field disciplinary issues, and, in the end, he decided to leave the Emirates for a return to France and the chance of regular first-team football.
Arsenal could still scupper the move to Lyons because they are thought also to have negotiated a “right of first refusal” clause when they sold the player. This looks, unlikely however, and they will instead use the money to offset their summer spending.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.