Arsenal open talks with Montpellier over Spahić

Montpellier defender Emir Spahić has revealed that talks with Arsenal have “gone as planned” and admitted that a move could be “completed soon”.

The Bosnia centre back captained his national team during an impressive World Cup qualifying campaign, which saw them narrowly miss out on an appearance in South Africa.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Spahic, who enjoyed three seasons at Lokomotiv Moscow before moving to Montpellier last summer. He was a rock-solid presence as the Ligue 1 side qualified for the Europa League and also scored two goals during the campaign.

Speaking to Bosnian sports portal SC Sport, he said:

“The most important thing is that so far the negotiations go as planned and that the transfer could be completed soon. Arsenal is a great club, I’m an admirer of Arsene Wenger and I hope that Montpellier will cooperate,” said Spahic.

Meanwhile, the 29-year-old said that Christian Leutrum is not his agent, insisting that Sport.co.uk’s interview with him from yesterday is false.

“I do not know the guy [Leutrum]. I do not know where he is,” he confirmed.

Many thanks to ‘Me’ from the comments section for posting the link.


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