Arsenal have reportedly accepted a £4million offer from Galatasaray for midfielder Mathieu Flamini with the Frenchman set to join up with former teammate Lukas Podolski, Eurosport Turkey reports.
Flamini has seen his first team opportunities diminish since the rise of Francis Coquelin and with just one year left on his current deal, it seems as though he’s set to leave us for the second time in his career.
Flamini departed the club in 2008 on a free transfer to AC Milan in what was a deal which almost triggered the yearly departures of our best players.
Therefore, the 31-year-old’s return in 2013 was met with a certain level of objection by most fans and Flamini has never fully won the Emirates faithful back.
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It was indicated a few days ago that he was set for a medical on Tuesday in Istanbul (via the Metro), but those reports proved to be slightly premature with a deal only reported to have been agreed, as Eurosport Turkey suggests.
For a player of Flamini’s limited ability coupled with his contractual situation, recouping £4m for him would prove to be a decent bit of business.
Interestingly, it would also be the only time the Frenchman has commanded a transfer fee in his entire career.