It has been established that there are two types pf club in Europe, the clubs who signs player before the summer tranfer opens and those who miss out on their target.
Arsenal had been seen to belong to the clubs that miss out on their target alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United as they failed to sign long term target, who has now agreed deal to join another club.
Early in 2019, German outlet Bild reported that the Gunners was keen on signing Hoffenheim central midfielder Kerem Demirbay who was also stated to have a low release clause in his contract with the club.
The German playmaker has quite been known for his set-piece goals and his long distance screamers, the Gunners will be missing creativity in their team next season should they fail to find a better replacement for Aaron Ramsey and Demirbay would have been perfect with his playmaking skills.
English duo Wolves and West Ham were reported to be interested in the German midfielder, according to Calciomercato. The two-time called Germany international, who is a natural number 10 would have been a good signing for the Wolves and West Ham, who has not had a proper central Midfielder since parting ways with French man Dimitri Payet.
But the Enland trio have all lost their chance of signing the German midfielder to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
The 25-year-old completed an unexpected move to the Bundesliga club during the week, with Eurosport confirming that Leverkusen paid a fee worth £24 million.
‼️ TRANSFER NEWS ‼️
Kerem Demirbay will join us this summer from Hoffenheim with a contract until 2024!
We look forward to welcoming you to Leverkusen, Kerem! pic.twitter.com/8QjoYdsN3G
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) May 9, 2019
Speaking to Bundesliga’s official website, Demirbay said: “This is the next chapter after three great years at Hoffenheim.
“Leverkusen play really attractive attacking football. Their style suits mine and I’m really looking forward to becoming a part of this team.”
Arsenal will have to look elsewhere as they already lost another best replacement for Aaron Ramsey before the summer.