Joel Campbell’s future at Arsenal has been in question this summer, with the Costa Rican star seemingly surplus to requirements at the club. The transfer saga has been rumbling on without a conclusion, but it now seems as though he could be set for a last minute move to Galatasaray, according to Turkish paper Vatan.
The 23-year-old looked superb at the World Cup in Brazil last summer, but has hardly featured since making the move to North London. When he has been utilised he has failed to impress, and it’s hard to see him being used any less sparingly this campaign.
Vatan’s report suggests we are demanding a €7m fee for Campbell, which doesn’t seem like a huge amount at all.
Had we have sold him right after his impressive World Cup display in 2014, he surely would have commanded a significantly higher fee. In Arsene Wenger’s defence, hindsight is 20-20. If he had sold Campbell after the World Cup in Rio and he went on to be a success, the manager would have been castigated by Arsenal fans.
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It’s a shame that the young forward has so far failed to make the grade at Arsenal, but there is no point keeping him here and letting him rot on the bench.