Former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell has claimed that his former club can sell Granit Xhaka for up to £30 million this summer.
The Swiss international, irrespective of what people say, is one of our most important players. He is one of Mikel Arteta’s first names on the team-sheet, and his performances since Boxing Day have mostly been brilliant.
Xhaka has had a lot to go through in his Arsenal career. He has had his problems with fans and pundits, and even though he has overcome all of those, there are people out there who are simply not prepared to accept him.
Campbell is one of them and the former Arsenal man believes Arsenal should cash-in on Xhaka this summer. The 51-year-old has claimed that the Swiss international is still worth a lot of money and clubs would be prepared to fork out a fee between £25 million and £30 million.
He told Highbury Squad: “I still think you’d get decent money for Xhaka because he’s played a lot of games.
“He seems to never get injured, which is great. I still think there will be suitors for him, the fee £25million-30million potentially. Would you snap your hand off that? Yes, that would do.”
The Insider’s View:
Xhaka will enter the final two years of his contract this summer. Arsenal will either have to extend his deal to protect his value, or sell him for a decent fee before the start of next season.
Sky Sports Germany revealed earlier this week that Xhaka was eyeing a move back to the Bundesliga this summer. If that report is true, there’s no point in forcing him to stay.
Arsenal will get a decent fee for him and we can reinvest the same on someone like Yves Bissouma, who is many people’s first choice to replace Xhaka at Arsenal in the upcoming transfer window.