Bid ACCEPTED – Arsenal Set To COMPLETE Transfer Of £60,000-A-Week Winger

A report by talkSPORT has suggested Arsenal have clearly told Palermo to up their offer for attacking star Joel Campbell if they want to sign the player.

The Serie A side are keen on Campbell and Arsenal are willing to part ways with the player following his inability to break into the Arsenal first team.

Palermo have submitted an initial offer of £3.5m to Arsenal for the Costa Rican who is also being courted by Spanish and Turkish clubs. However, it is reported the gunners have rejected the bid but are ready to accept £7 million for the player after an initial one year loan.

It is believed Palermo were considering to take the 23-year old forward on loan but they changed their aim as they discovered Campbell will be available on a permanent basis.

Campbell signed a new long term deal with the Gunners before joining Villareal on loan for the second half of last season, however, that appeared like a motive to secure their investment and not a statement of intent about the player’s future.

Real Sociedad, Besiktas and Benfica have shown strong interests in Campbell and the Spanish club appeared to be leading the chase until the move stalled probably due to Arsenal’s £7m valuation of the front man. Real Sociedad were in particular said to have had a bid accepted by Arsenal for the player.

Campbell has had three loan spells at other clubs since joining the Gunners in 2011, spending only six months in London as he requires work permit.

He made a return to his parent club early last season and made only four substitute appearances in the Premier League despite his successful 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign. Wenger, however had other plans – he did not see Campbell as one of high enough calibre enough for the Gunners’ first team –  and as a result, he sent him out on loan again to Villareal for the second part of last campaign.

Now Campbell’s exit out of the Emirates appears a case of “when” not “if” as the player himself would desire a club where he would be able to have enough game time so as to fulfil his true potentials.

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