Arsenal to Receive a Whopping £1.1million as ex-Striker Chuba Akpom Moves from POAK to Middlesbrough

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Arsenal are reportedly set to receive a whooping £1.1million from a deal that sees POAK striker Chuba Akpom move to Middlesbrough.

Reports claim the 24-year-old former Arsenal striker is on the verge of a £2.75m move back to England.

Before Akpom moved to POAK, he made 12 senior appearances for Arsenal, failing to register a goal for the club.

While at Arsenal, he spent time on loan at Brentford, Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Hull City, Brighton, and Belgians Sint-Truiden before his permanent move away from the Emirates.

Since joining POAK two years ago, Akpom has been simply sensational. He has found the back of the net on 18 occasions in 79 appearances as he helped the Greek side do the domestic double.

He has been a star man PAOK, who are now close to reaching the Champions League group stage after beating Benfica to set up a winner-takes-all match against Krasnodar.

However, it appears the striker will not be at the Greece-based club as he is on the verge of joining English Championship side Middlesbrough.

According to 101 Great Goals, Arsenal will review 40 percent of any fee should the striker leave POAK as of an agreed clause in his sell-on contract.

With Middlesbrough reporters set to land the striker for £2.75 million, this fee could rise up to a whopping £1.1million.

It is reported that Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has made not hidden his frustration with the club’s transfer dealings this summer, having only landed Grant Hall on a free from QPR and Marcus Bettinelli on loan from Fulham.

He remains keen on bringing Akpom to the club and said he was optimistic a deal would be possible.

Warnock said: “I think the lad is looking forward to it.

“It’s just a matter of ironing things out when they (His club) are going to agree to let him go. They’ve had some games.

“We’re still optimistic. Neil [Basour] has been working on it every day for the last three weeks, so it would be a blow if we didn’t get him.”