22-year-old most likely player to quit Arsenal this summer - Football Whispers
By Harry Sykes
Attacker Jon Toral is the most likely player to quit Arsenal in the summer transfer window, according to a report.
Sky Sports’ transfer section regularly plugs its Football Whispers section, which claimed on Wednesday that the attacker, who spent the second half of last season on loan to Rangers, is highly likely to leave the Emirates in the next eight days.
As quoted recently in Goal, manager Arsene Wenger said that he needs to trim his squad, which was unmanageable, and 22-year-old Toral looks set to be the first casualty.
“I expect to sell players first, that is all,” Wenger said. “I expect some players to go because we have too many players and it is not manageable.”
Sky Sports revealed that Arsenal had agreed a deal with relegated club Hull City, where the player is expected to undergo a medical.
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Football Whispers, which gathers all transfer rumours across the globe and calculates the likelihood of them happening, rates it 4.8 out of 5 that Toral will join Hull, with five the highest possible ranking and meaning it is a certainty.
Toral to Hull is currently top of the Football Whispers Top 10, making it almost nailed on to happen.
The move is currently ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing a new deal with Man United and Robert Snodgrass moving from West Ham to Aston Villa.
Football Insider verdict:
This move will bring to an end what promised to be an exciting career at the Emirates for a highly-rated player. Toral moved from the Barcelona youth set-up in 2011 but has failed to make a single appearance for the Arsenal senior team. He’s enjoyed relative success across four different loan moves, at Brentford, Birmingham, Granada and Rangers, where he spent the second half of last season. Making 15 appearances for the Scottish giants, Toral couldn’t do enough to persuade Wenger to offer him a new deal and with less than a year left on his contract a move will now suit both parties. Rumours were that he’d move on loan but the Express reported today that he’ll leave on a permanent deal for around £3million. if that’s true it’s good business for Arsenal and it should be good for Hull and Toral too.