Podolski ‘to Arsenal in £140k-a-week deal’

Lukas Podolski to Arsenal is said to be a done deal with reports suggesting the striker has agreed a contract worth £140,000-a-week. Bundesliga club Cologne are said to have accepted accepted a £10.3million bid for the Germany striker.

German football expert Raf Honigstein has used his Twitter account to report that the deal is indeed signed and the player will pick up the bumper paypacket plus a signing on fee.

Podolski is now due at Emirates once the Bundesliga season ends and will sign a four-year deal, reports claim.

It was hardly a secret that AW wanted the player and Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker admitted on German television on Wednesday that he had been asked by his international team-mate about  the Gunners.

He said: “He has been very interested for the past few weeks. He has sent me a number of text messages, and I have told him this is a great place to work and Arsenal are an amazing club.”

Polish-born Podolski is in his second spell at Cologne after a three-year period at Bayern Munich.

4 Comments on "Podolski ‘to Arsenal in £140k-a-week deal’"

  1. Where did you get the wage from, all I’ve seen is £100,000? 

  2. i guess you are the one paying the balance 40,000 pounds 

  3. Is this a response to the last minute scramble at the start of the season?  I hope so, let’s get the business done early.

    With Glasgow Rangers seemingly headed for liquidation, could Kyle Bartley return from loan?  He would be a welcome addition to the defence.

  4. let see what he can bring us at emirate…munich flop.

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