Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny only signed a new four year deal at the Emirates Stadium in March, but the Egyptian is already surplus to requirements and could be shipped out on-loan this summer.
According to Sun Sport, Elneny is not part of Unai Emery’s plan for the new season and the Spanish boss has told him he can leave. There haven’t been many serious takers for the former Basel man, but he could be heading to the French Ligue 1, with Olympique Marseille preparing an offer.
While the transfer window for English teams has closed, their European counterparts can still sign players until the end of the month, this has left the door open for any player to leave their teams.
Marseille’s interest would be a welcome boost to the Egyptian whose playing time could be very little this season. Emery has signed both Lucas Torreira and Mateo Guendouzi who are most likely going to be his first choice pairing in the middle, and the likes of Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are still available to be picked ahead of him.
His contract was supposed to expire in 2020, but the extension he signed in March means the Gunners are in line to make some good money when he leaves them for another team.