€35m Arsenal midfield target addresses January transfer talk

Date published: Monday 4th January 2021 10:15 - Matthew Briggs

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Reported Arsenal transfer target Joan Jordan has cooled talk of a move to the Gunners and said he is solely focused on life with Sevilla.

Mikel Arteta is focused on clearing the decks at Arsenal this month, but he is still searching for a creative talent in his midfield.

Isco, Julian Brandt and Emi Buendia have all been linked recently, while Jordan is also believed to be a target.

The 26-year-old Jordan has a €55m exit clause in his deal at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.

However, according to The Sun, Sevilla are prepared to let him leave for a fee of around €35m (£32m) in January.

Jordan though addressed the speculation at the weekend before Sevilla’s 1-1 draw with Real Betis on Saturday.

“In the end, these are just things that come out, like the many things that were said, the rumours, when I was at Eibar,” Jordan told Estadio Deportivo.

“I have always been very clear about the present… the future does not feed me, it takes away from me and does not give me the energy I need.


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“My mind is genuinely here in Sevilla and on the derby. I am at a super ambitious club, and I have nothing more to say because I really am super comfortable here, like I was when I arrived here.

“Things can come out, but I tell you my mind today and the people that know me can back me up, it’s not that I’m avoiding the question just that really, my mind is on the derby.”

Departures likely at Arsenal

Arteta has already shipped out Sead Kolasinac on loan and more are likely to follow this month.

“Well, we have a large squad. We knew that. A lot of things that should have happened in the summer we could not accomplish them for different reasons,” Arteta said recently.

“There are a lot of players that are going to go on loan. They are going to leave. And that’s the priority at the moment because we cannot sustain the numbers that we have in certain positions.

“We are looking to do that. And then we will see if we have the right opportunities in the positions that we need some more help we are working with the club to try to address them.”


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