Medicals booked as Arsenal close in on announcing deal for first summer signing

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Arsenal are on the verge of signing Germany and Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert, per reports.

Petr Cech hung his gloves after the Gunners Europa League final but he is yet to be replaced. Although David Ospina is still in the books of Arsenal, he is expected to join Napoli, leaving Arsenal a tad of short of options at the post.

Schubert will see out his contract at the end of the month and as usual, Arsenal are looking to take advantage of his situation and prise him for free.

The 19-year-old star has featured at all the junior levels for his country and he is currently dubbed as one of the most talented youngsters in Germany.

Arsenal are limited in their transfer budget but the effort to get Schubert on a free transfer has hit the rocks. There are claims of technicality in the rules of FIFA as it concerns the transfer of the aforementioned German.

According to the Daily star who cited German Bild, the interpretation of Article VII of FIFA’s Transfer Regulations means Arsenal will pay compensation fees to Dynamo Dresden for Schubert move.

Clubs who have trained players under the age of 23 must be compensated for each season played between the ages of 12 and 21 if the star moves abroad.

This is ‘regardless of whether the contract expires or not’.

The amount depends on the ‘donating’ and ‘receiving’ clubs, but it ‘significantly higher’ when switching to England. Daily Star

The Gunners are expected to pay about €560k for the player, the amount translates to  €70k per year for the duration of the player’s spell at the club.

 

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