Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has revealed that negotiations with our hierarchy regarding Joel Campbell have ended abruptly after we refused to waver from our demands for the forward, talkSPORT reports.
Campbell is yet to be involved this season after returning late from the Gold Cup with Costa Rica and having spent the back-end of last season on loan at Villarreal, it seems as though his future may lie elsewhere.
However, given that Arsene Wenger extended his contract before he departed for Spain in January, the club could be looking to move him on at a premium.
Zamparini is so far unwilling to meet our asking price and revealed that he’s currently in London aiming to conclude a deal.
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“I’m here in London to try a final drive for the player, but Arsenal aren’t moving from their initial positions,” Zamparini was quoted as saying in the publication.
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“Campbell is unattainable as of now. If some margins open up for a negotiation then all for the better, otherwise we can’t do anything.”
While there doesn’t seem to be a ballpark figure being reported in order for us to gauge the club’s stance on this potential deal, it’s about time we sold our players at the market rate.
Our rivals seem to always part ways with their fringe players on their own terms and with Campbell being a household name on the international scene, we’re right to hold out for the correct fee.
On reflection, it may have been ideal for us to offer Campbell to various after his World Cup exploits last summer – we would’ve certainly received an inflated price for him.