Granit Xhaka: Bayer Leverkusen Agree To Pay Arsenal €25m

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Granit Xhaka will become Bayer Leverkusen’s player following a contract agreement with Arsenal for a deal worth €25m.

Granit Xhaka Joins Bayer Leverkusen From Arsenal

The Switzerland international made 297 appearances across seven seasons for the Gunners and enjoyed a good time.

Xhaka, who will turn 31 in September, had entered the final year of his contract with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.

A formal announcement is expected in the next 24 hours, however, sports journalist Fabrizio Romano already broke the news.

The renowned journalist took to his social media account to make the announcement, saying: “Granit Xhaka to Bayer Leverkusen, here we go!”

He also added that: “Agreement reached in May now being signed between clubs — green light arrived after Rice deal.”

“Arsenal will receive €25m fee for Xhaka. Understand Granit will sign until June 2028, five year deal.”

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“Done. ✔️” the sports guru – who has made a name for himself for dropping solid transfer update concluded.

Meanwhile, Futballnews gathered that Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber will have their Arsenal medicals over the next 72 hours after deals were agreed with West Ham United and Ajax respectively.

Reports also suggests that both players have reached a principal agreement and they could become Arsenal players next week.

This means that Arsenal’s spending in this window has gone beyond £200m, a proof that Mikel Arteta is backed by Edu and the board.

Granit Xhaka Joins Bayer Leverkusen From Arsenal

Granit Xhaka leaving the Emirates stadium might not have much effect as they have Declan Rice almost joining them at the club.

The Swiss midfielder has entered the final year of his contract with Arsenal, and it is undoubtedly the right time for the club to let him go.

Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka is a Swiss professional footballer who was born on 27th September 1992 and last player for Arsenal.

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He is the captain of Switzerland national team and has recently signed a contract to join Bayern Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

Xhaka began his career in his hometown club FC Basel, where he won the Swiss Super League in each of his first two seasons.

In 2012, the Arsenal man then moved to Bundesliga team Borussia Mönchengladbach, there he made a reputation as a technically gifted player and natural leader amidst criticism for his temper.

He became Borussia Mönchengladbach’s captain at the age of 22 in 2015, leading the team to UEFA Champions League qualification for a second successive season.

Then in May 2016, he completed a high-profile transfer to Arsenal for a fee that was up to £30 million and later became the team’s captain.

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Internationally, Xhaka was part of the Swiss team that won the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and he made his senior debut in 2011.

On June 4, 2011, in a 2-2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification tie with England at Wembley Stadium, Xhaka made his international debut for Switzerland.

He made his debut for his country on November 15, 2011, in a 1-0 victory over Luxembourg at the Stade Josy Barthel.

Granit Xhaka Joins Bayer Leverkusen From Arsenal

He has won over 110 caps, representing the nation at the FIFA World Cup in 2014, 2018 and 2022 and the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and 2020.

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