South-American striker complete Arsenal switch

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Joel Campbell is on the brink of a move to Galatasaray, say Honduran outlet Diario Deportivo Diez.

The 25 year old is off to the World Cup in Russia with Costa Rica, and it’s suggested his move to the Turkish side could take place before the tournament begins.

Campbell has led a nomadic footballing lifestyle since signing for Arsenal way back in 2011. He’s had loan spells with Lorient in France, Real Betis (twice) and Villarreal in Spain, Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon.

Despite some good moments with the Gunners, he never fully convinced Arsene Wenger and it seems that new boss Unai Emery is looking elsewhere as he prepares his squad for next season.

Campbell is likely to be one of a number of fringe players moved on this summer. Lucas Perez has been strongly linked with Lazio after a disappointing loan spell with hometown club Deportivo la Coruna, although perhaps the Spanish connection might work in his favour with Emery.

The likes of Carl Jenknison, Cohen Bramall, Chuba Akpom and Emi Martinez are likely to be allowed leave, while David Ospina’s future is also in doubt with the club in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer.

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer.


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