Source confirms Arsenal are close to seal first summer deal – Not Zaha/Umtiti

Dakonam Djene

English Premier League outfit Arsenal has been represented to be “close” to verifying the signature of the Togolese Defender Dakonam Djene before the mid-year transfer session.

The Gunners defense line has been gigantically broken this campaign with Laurent Koscielny beginning to age and Shkodran Mustafi being associated with a move away from the Emirates Stadium.

However, The Getafe behind has been recommended as the best choice there is to fix the Gunners’ backline defense issues as a result of his incredible displays demonstrated this season.

Dakonam Djene joined the Getafe side from Sint-Truidense in a reported €3m deal, has formally featured in 36 games for the Spanish side having been seen as their main rock at the defense.

He currently continues to run on a contract that will see him with Getafe till the mid of 2023 with a release clause worth €20 million in his present contract.

The 27-year-old has been having been a super-B form this term, and he has also managed to help him make it to the top 4 in their League.

As shown by reports, the Togo International’s release price could go up this summer his phenomenal execution for the club. This will mean that the Gunners will have to improve their budget if they ever want to complete a deal for him.

Premier League side Arsenal, who are looking at improving their squad in the defense is struggling for a Champions League spot in the Premier League as they are presently sited fifth on the table and are particularly close to bringing a new and more experienced defender to come to help them next term.

Arsenal has signed so many players to the club since the last season and Dakonam Djene is set to be their eight.