If reports are anything to go by, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is now close to completing his second signing of the summer transfer window as the club makes more moves in the transfer market before the World Cup kicks off.
Following the arrival of Stephan Lichsteiner this week, the Spanish boss appears to be keen on adding more experienced defenders to his new side which conceded the most goals out of all the top six Premier League last season under Arsene Wenger.
Report according to The Telegraph claimed the club have now reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos which will only cost £16million.
Same report from the above-mentioned outlet claimed that the deal with be announce by the club until next month – July.
Sokratis, 29, who has been on the £90,000-a-week payroll with the Bundesliga club, has been highly pursued by Arsenal due to inconsistent form of Shkodran Mustafi and injury to Laurent Koscielny last season.
Joining Arsenal this summer would likely see the Greek international earning more than his current wages with Dortmund of which could be raise to £120,000-a-week.
Sokratis will be Arsenal’s third signing who had played with Borussia Dortmund with the last less than six months ago as Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang completed a north London move.