Arsenal have already done one deal with French Champions Montpelier – might they be about to do another one? According to The Express Younes Belhanda, who has been on Wenger’s radar for a while now, is set to leave the club in the summer and may end up joining his old team mate Olivier Giroud at Arsenal.
Belhanda was linked with a move to the Gunners in the winter transfer window as Arsene looked to add steel and finesse to his midfield. Now Montpelier seem resigned to letting him go.
“The door is open for Younes to find a bigger club than ours,” Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin told French radio station RMC.
“I don’t know where yet but he wants to leave. It’ll take €10-11 million though.
“He’s a boy I love, but we gave him a big salary after winning the title.
“Next year, we can’t do that as we don’t have the Champions League.”
Belhanda can play anywhere across the middle and would probably be seen as a replacement for Diaby and or Rosciky, both of whom may not feature too heavily next season due to ongoing injury issues.
The player has also interested Spurs in the past too.
By Ashley | April 25th, 2013