The new Arsenal transfer rumour of the day is Schalke’s Greek centre back Kyriakos Papadopoulos who could be available for as little as £13 Million. He was hailed as the next big thing in Greek football when he was as young as 15 years old.
He began playing for Olympiakos in first team matches as soon as he signed a professional contract with the club and he began to attract interest from many clubs in Europe. He was pursued relentlessly and was invited on countless trials and approached by many clubs.
He eventually sealed a move to Schalke in 2010 and has been a key player for them since. He gets credited with his strength and ability that rarely lets an attacker past him. He has become an important part of the Greek national team as well but has only amassed 16 caps, although he has scored 4 international goals.
It is no surprise that Arsenal have been linked with a move for him as Arsenal have been linked with hundreds of players recently and Papadopoulos has been linked with most clubs in Europe during his short career.
Arsenal fans wouldn’t be too upset though if the club did want him because he is a quality player and he can only grow at the age of 21. His release clause is £19 Million but as said earlier, he may be available for £13 Million which is neither a good nor bad sum to pay for him.
Of all the transfer rumours about Arsenal, surprisingly very few of them have been about defenders. Despite the defence being one of Arsenal’s biggest problems in recent years, for some reason everybody is now happy with it.
What do you think Arsenal fans, would Kyriakos Papadopoulos be a good addition to the squad?