Newcastle United target decides on January transfer

Granit Xhaka has made a decision on his future ahead of the January transfer window.

Friday, 27th December 2019, 1:22 pm

Xhaka – who rowed with Arsenal fans earlier this season – has been on Newcastle United’s transfer radar ahead of the window. Head coach Steve Bruce has identified midfield as an area which could be strengthened.

However, the 27-year-old midfielder has agreed terms with join Hertha Berlin, according to his agent Jose Noguera.

“I say it frankly and honestly – we have agreed with Hertha and would like to go to Berlin,” said Noguera. “We told Arsenal’s club boss, Raul Sanllehi, and sports director Edu, as well as the new trainer, Mikel Arteta. Arsenal was informed about all the steps. The player and Hertha are clear – it’s only about the transfer fee of the clubs.”

Granit Xhaka.

Xhaka played for Arsenal in yesterday’s 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth.