Arsenal has the change of the German international Shkodran Mustafi officially confirmed on Tuesday evening. The 24-year-old from FC Valencia to England, where he will sign a five-year contract.
“He’s the right age. He has plenty of experience. He is a very focused player who also can deal well with the ball. We have committed a great player and prepared us for the future,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said aloud Team Communication , He had to transfer on Saturday confirmed orally.
Previously Arsenal had already committed to the Swiss international Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for € 45 million. Mustafi is with his transfer fee the most expensive defender in history: According matching media reports, the transfer fee of the central defender is more than 40 million euros. Mustafi would making it the third most expensive German footballer after Mesut Özil and Leroy Sané.
From 2009 to 2012. Mustafi stood at league rivals FC Everton under contract, did not occur there but now for the first team in the game. In his new team at Arsenal he met his team-mate Özil and the currently injured Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker.