Arsenal defender seals £5m exit

Premier League outfit Arsenal have, on Thursday, confirmed the departure of an out-of-favour member of the club’s defensive ranks.

The player in question? Auston Trusty.

For those not familiar with his name, Trusty is a 24-year-old full-back, who only put pen to paper on terms with Arsenal in January of last year.

Since, the United States international has been farmed out on a pair of back-to-back loans, the latest of which saw Trusty impress to the tune of 44 Championship appearances with Birmingham City.

And, evidently, such endeavours proved enough to catch the eye of the powers that be at Premier League newcomers Sheffield United.

After negotiations were kicked into gear between the respective boards at The Emirates and Bramall Lane over a potential deal for the stopper, this week, an agreement was struck.

In turn, on Thursday, Trusty’s short-lived Gunners spell, officially, has come to an end.

As per a statement across Sheffield United’s social media platforms:

‘The Blades have made another significant move in the summer transfer market by signing an international defender.

‘United States international Auston Trusty has signed a four-year deal with the club after a significant undisclosed fee with Arsenal was agreed for his services.’

The fee in question is understood to have come in around the £5 million mark.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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