Shkodran Mustafi is a German defender who is currently wanted by English side Arsenal despite bringing another central back from Bolton Wanderers early in this summer. Mustafi is currently playing for Spanish Valencia and he signed with them in 7th August, 2014 for five years duration where the transfer fee was remain undisclosed but could be €8 million or somewhat like that.
Though, the chief of the Gunners Wenger has already recruited a defender named Rob Holding from Bolton this season but he is looking for another defender to collect. And he has chosen German Mustafi. He has now talked with the Valencia over this transfer though this defender already has a buyout clause £42.1 million which was set when he came to Mestalla Stadium in 2014 from Sampdoria. But also Arsenal are hoping to sign this 24 years old defender for £25.3 million initial fee with £8.4 million add – ons.
Considering this young defender moving towards the Emirates Stadium, it will be the first time for him to play with English club, the question would come that will he be the perfect match in Premier League though once he was with Everton but also did not make any appearance there.
Everton was the first senior club of Mustafi where he joined there in 2009 and stayed till 2012 but they did not use him in field. Later in 2012, Italian Sampdoria recruited him and he played two consecutive season with them. He made 50 appearances with them and netted once. Valencia tied him in 2014 and there he played 61 appearances with them and scored six times so far. He stood among top ten defender in La Liga. In last La Liga season with the Bats, he made 30 appearances and netted twice. His passing accuracy was 89 percent. He got 13 yellow cards which means he was not afraid of them. In 2016, he played 3 matches for Germany national team and scored one goal.
Mustafi was added in the Germany squad for UEFA Euro 2016 and played in the inaugural match against Ukraine.
So, it will be a test for him to perform with his future club Arsenal. Wenger also thinks him more useful than others. So, he is trying to collect him as his fourth signing in this summer. He has already picked three players where Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, Akuma Asano from Sanfrecce and Rob Holding from Bolton.
Wenger is a well-known English coach and he with the Gunners for long time. He joined at the Emirates Stadium in 1996.