This £23.8m POWERFUL Defender To Sign For Arsenal? Latest News Update

Arsenal was believed to be interested in the Albania international Elseid Hysaj as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his defensive options at Arsenal.

The 22-year-old, who is currently representing his country in France was part of the Albanian side that lost 1-0 to Switzerland in their Group opener on Saturday as his country make their first appearance at a major tournament.

Hysaj’s agent Mario Giuffredi has now calmed speculations of the Napoli right-back completing a move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Giuffredi told Italian radio station Radio CRC

“I consider Arsenal to be on the same level as Napoli, certainly not better. Napoli have become one of the most important clubs in Europe.”

“He has to remain at Napoli for at least another year, as the Champions League enables you to become a complete player.

“Obviously if in a year or so an offer arrives worth €30m [£23.8m], then at those figures a player is generally sold. For now the player should be locked down and made happy to remain at Napoli, because then he brings benefits to the team too.

“We are not asking for anything, as he is grateful to Aurelio De Laurentiis [Napoli President], but certain things need to be re-evaluated because his value has changed.

“He needs to be put on a par with his teammates on an economic level. We are not interested in stirring up trouble over a contract renewal, as he’ll have it at the opportune moment.”

The Albania defender provided 2 assists in 37 games in last season Serie A for Napoli as he helped his club secure spot on the log behind champions Juventus, and a Uefa champions league place next season.

The Napoli defender made five appearances in the Coppa Italia and Europa league last season.

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