Arsenal star agrees terms on long-term deal, set to complete within 24 hours - report
Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has agreed personal terms with Spanish giants Valencia, and a fee is to be agreed within 24-hours, according to a report.
French media outlet RMC Sports report that the Frenchman has agreed a deal that will keep him in Spain for four-and-a-half years, ending a 10-year association with Arsenal.
Coquelin has struggled to find regular football this season, only appearing 13 times for the Gunners, as Wenger has an abundance of enforcing midfielders to work with.
It had been reported that a host of Premier League clubs had been interested in signing Coquelin, but Arsene Wenger had preferred to sell to Spain as so that he would not have the chance to play against Arsenal.
Football Insider verdict:
Francis Conquelin made a name for himself in the Arsenal midfield during the season that the Gunners finished second, as a combative and hard working player. Selling the Frenchman has ended a 10 year association with the Club, where the 26-year-old has amassed over 100 appearances. However, Coquelin has been forced out of the first team by consistent play from other Arsenal midfielders. Should Valencia agree a fee for the Frenchman, he would be open to a lot more first-team opportunities which is what he desires. Gunners fans will wish him all the best, he’s been a loyal servant to the Emirates.
In other Arsenal transfer news, it has been reported that the Gunners are ready to trigger the release clause for this Argentine star.
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