Arsenal signs Mönchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Today, London-based club Arsenal announced signing 23-year-old Swiss midfielder from German club . The Swiss international has made 41 appearances for Switzerland and joined the German side from , his childhood club, in 2012.
|I cannot wait to move to London, represent this special club and play in the Premier League.|
Xhaka said, "I cannot wait to move to London, represent this special club and play in the Premier League." Xhaka made about 140 appearances for Borussia. He captained Mönchengladbach last season when their side came fourth in the league table and qualified for the. He won two titles with Basel.
Xhaka has passed his medical tests and is to join The Gunners after the Arsène Wenger, "already with good Champions League and Bundesliga experience." Borussia's sporting director said, "We’re losing a very, very good player, but the agreed transfer fee provides us with the opportunity to make sensible additions to our squad" ((de)) German language: Wir verlieren einen sehr, sehr guten Spieler, aber wir haben mit der erzielten Ablösesumme die Möglichkeit, unsere Mannschaft weiter sinnvoll zu ergänzen .tournament with his contract in force from July 1. "Granit Xhaka is an exciting young player," said Arsenal manager
Xhaka's transfer fee was not disclosed.
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