Bayern Leverkusen are still interested in acquiring Arsenal and Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka as they seek to bolster their squad for next season.
However, a deal is expected to be more probable in the summer of 2024, when his current Arsenal contract ends.
Based on reports from Sky Germany, Bayern Leverkusen can in principle acquire Granit Xhaka in the summer of 2024.
Bayern Leverkusen who sit 6th on the German Bundesliga table are in need of an assertive leader in the middle of the park.
Granit Xhaka was formerly the captain of Arsenal but even though his role as Captain is no more, the Swiss has led the team in the Europa League this campaign.
Xhaka is relishing the idea of returning to the German Bundesliga and has even discussed the prospect of the deal with his teammates at Arsenal.
Die Werkself have come close to signing Xhaka in the past with the deal almost becoming a reality last summer.
Granit Xhaka, 30, has been a mainstay in the Arsenal squad this season under Mikel Arteta and he is now a major component of the side that is aiming for the Premier League title this campaign.
The 30-year-old has netted 7 goals and provided 7 assists in 44 Premier League games for Arsenal this campaign.
Overall, Granit Xhaka has scored 47 goals and made 44 assists in 547 games in his football career.
Xhaka had played for a German side, Borussia Monchengladbach and was really impressive in his four years stay with the side.
He scored 6 goals in 108 games for the German club and made his name in the middle of the park for Borussia Monchengladbach.
Xhaka developed a reputation as a technically talented player and natural leader although he received huge criticisms for his temperament.
In 2015, the Swiss was made captain of Borussia Mönchengladbach at the age of 22, guiding the side to UEFA Champions League qualification for a second successive campaign.
During the 2019 campaign, the former Basel midfielder was stripped off the captain’s armband at Arsenal due to an altercation with the fans.
Following the incident, Xhaka was ostracized from the first team and it looked like he was heading for an exit away from the club.
However, following the appointment of Mikel Arteta as manager in 2020, Xhaka became a key component of the Spaniard’s eleven.
At the time Xhaka joined Arsenal, he became the club’s most expensive transfer penning deal reported to be around £35 million in 2016.
The former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder has won 2 English FA Cup title with Arsenal and 2 FA Community Shield.
Granit Xhaka is expected to be in action when Arsenal host Robert Der Zerbi’s Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.
Who is Granit Xhaka
Xhaka is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League team Arsenal and he captains the Switzerland national team.
Is Granit Xhaka married?
The Swiss is married to long-term partner, Leonita Lekaj and they have two daughters together, Ayana Xhaka born in 2019 and Laneua Xhaka born in 2021.
When was Granit Xhaka born?
The ex-Basel midfielder was born on the 27th of September in 1992.
Xhaka jersey number
He wears Jersey number 34 at Arsenal and Jersey number 10 for the Switzerland national team.
Granit Xhaka salary and net worth
Xhaka earns £120,000 week at Arsenal and his net worth is reported to be around £17 -20 million.