Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert

first_imgComert made 31 appearances for Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Everton were linked with a move for Comert back in January but a deal failed to materialise and Arsenal could look to capitalise by offering him a chance to play in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is keen to add a central defender to his ranks and Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the capture of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne in a deal worth €25m.However, the highly-rated 18-year-old may end up staying at Saint-Etienne next season on loan from the Gunners to further his development, meaning Emery could sign another defender.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are operating under tight financial restrictions this summer following their failure to finish in the top-four and Comert’s £7m price tag makes him a realistic transfer target.Although he is yet to be capped by Switzerland at senior level, Comert has captained the U21 side and scored twice in six matches.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Eray Comert established himself as a first-team regular at FC Basel last season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is weighing up a move for FC Basel defender Eray Comert as he bids to bolster Arsenal’s defensive options ahead of the new season.According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are preparing a £7m bid for the 21-year-old and will send representatives to Switzerland for talks with Basel over his availability on Saturday.Comert rose through the youth ranks at Basel before establishing himself as a first-team regular in the 2018-19 season, making 31 appearances for the club in all competitions.A Switzerland U21 international, Comert has also spent time on loan at Basel’s Swiss Super League rivals Lugano and FC Sion over the past few seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Arsenal considering move for £7m-rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link338Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Holtby is Magath’s inside man

first_imgFulham boss Felix Magath has been consulting Lewis Holtby for advice on Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash at White Hart Lane. “I think we have very important games at the moment and if it works like the last two it will be okay. “Everybody has a chance and we can go to Tottenham and try to win. “It is not the time for celebrating because our aim is to stay in the league. “Everyone knows our situation and every game is important – we need the next three points to stay in the league. We are used to it and I think we can manage it. “At the end of the season anything can happen and you have to prepare for every situation. “Some teams do very well because there is no pressure, others do not do so well.” Magath sees no problem in securing inside information on opponents and refuses to criticise Crystal Palace for allegedly trying to obtain Cardiff’s starting line-up before their match on April 5. The German rejects calls to have the game replayed and revealed he has been speaking to Holtby, who is ruled out of Saturday due to the terms of his loan agreement from Spurs, over what to expect. “I always ask the players – John Heitinga against Everton and now Lewis against Tottenham,” he said. “Sure I ask Lewis how he sees the situation, how a certain player is, but it is not the only one kind of information I will get. I try to get all the information I can get. “You try to get any information you can get. I’ll try also to get any information from Tottenham for Saturday. “It is always a problem if you are not careful with information. Maybe it happens some times. “I think Tottenham will also try to get information from us, you can not blame anyone for trying to get information. If you are lucky you can, so it is good.” Successive victories over Aston Villa and Norwich have nudged Fulham closer to Premier League survival, placing them just two points adrift of safety with four games remaining. Magath arrived at Craven Cottage on February 14 and while it has been a fraught two months, he is thriving under the pressure. “I find that stress is a good thing,” Magath said. Press Associationlast_img read more