Sevilla director Joaquin Caparros has today provided an update on the future of Steven N’Zonzi and it’s not looking good for Arsenal.
‘We have not received any offers for him’
Joaquin Caparros told Cadena Ser,
“Steven has two years remaining on his contract. We have texted each other during the World Cup and I have congratulated him on his achievements with France, of course.
“We have not received any offers for him. I will say the same to any clubs who may be interested as what we said with [Barcelona signing Clement] Lenglet – he has a buyout clause, and it’s £35m.”
Arsenal have been linked with N’Zonzi for some time now and being told Sevilla have received no offers from any club will not be what they want to hear.
N’Zonzi has enjoyed a long playing career around Europe at the likes of Stoke City, Blackburn Rovers and SC Amiens.
However, it was not until N’Zonzi moved to Sevilla in 2015 from Stoke for a fee of around £7.2 million that he showed what a top quality player he is.
N’Zonzi has played 136 games for Sevilla has proven to be a top quality central defensive midfielder, something Arsenal are seriously lacking in their current squad.
A new era at Arsenal
Arsenal’s interest in N’Zonzi comes on the back of what looks to be a shift in transfer policy at Arsenal.
In the past, Arsenal would sign players very young and attempt to grow them into world-class players.
But now, it appears Arsenal are taking a very different approach which seems to be to sign very experienced older players.
The Gunners have already signed the likes of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner this summer.
Both of which are in the twilight years of their careers and now it seems that Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi could be the latest ageing player to join this new era at Arsenal.