Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is ready to leave the club at the end of the season. The Swiss midfielder is looking forward to another challenge in the German Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.
Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen are already in the advanced stages of discussing Xhaka’s move to Germany.
Arsenal are reportedly set to replace the outgoing midfielder with Moises Caicedo or Declan Rice.
It was reported that Xhaka has informed Mikel Arteta about the idea of leaving the club and has gotten the coach’s blessings.
Xhaka had been an integral part of the Mikel Arteta team that challenged for the Premier League title and also secured Champions League qualification for next season.
The player has been well-disciplined on the field compared to last season when he was sent off more often than necessary.
His recent performances have seen him score seven goals in all competitions this season.
Granit Xhaka Stats
The Swiss have made 548 appearances with 47 goals and 44 assists. He has received 139 yellow cards and 14 red cards in his club career so far.
However, out of the 47 goals scored, 21 were for Arsenal, nine for Borussia Mönchengladbach, and the remaining 17 came while he was still at FC Basel.
In his international career, Xhaka scored 19 goals in 144 appearances. He is the current captain of the Swiss national team and was present at the last World Cup.
Granit Xhaka Salary
In the 2022–23 season, Xhaka’s salary was increased from £100,000 to £120,000 after a series of good performances under Mikel Arteta.
His annual salary is now worth £6,240,000, with other bonuses added to it.
Granit Xhaka Age
The Arsenal midfielder was born on September 22, 1992, in Basel, Switzerland, and he is currently 30 years old.
Granit Xhaka’s net worth
As of 2023, Xhaka had a net worth of $17 million. He is the kind of person who doesn’t live a lavish lifestyle and has different investments.
Granit Xhaka’s personal life
He was born into a family of ethnic Albanians from Podujevo, Kosovo. The family moved from Podujevo to Basel, Switzerland, the year Granit and his older brother Taulent were born.
Granit is currently married to Leonita Lekaj, and the partners have been married since 2017. Leonita has a bachelor’s degree in English from the Universität Berlin.
Leonita has a net worth of $1.5 million, and she is 29 years old. Both Granit and Leonita had two children named Ayana and Laneya Xhaka.
Ayana was born on October 7, 2019, and she is three years old. The second born is Laneya; she was born on April 24, 2021 and she is two years old.
What do you think about Xhaka leaving Arsenal? Are they going to find replacements or not next season?