The Arsenal defender used to play for Valencia and is a free agent next summer
The agent of Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has confirmed to a SPOX journalist that he is in Barcelona to discuss a potential deal with the Catalans. Emre Ozturk posted on social media of himself outside Camp Nou with the message “Ready for the meeting”.
The German is out of contract in June and at 28 sees this as a big chance to move on in his career. It remains to be seen whether this is a free transfer for the summer or an economically cheap move for January to provide back-up. Mustafi knows La Liga, having played for Valencia before going to London.
Gerard Pique is out for several months and Barcelona have been relying on young duo Araujo and Mingueza. Clement Lenglet had not been in good form until against Valladolid when he scored, and Samuel Umtiti is not in shape yet.
Mustafi is barely playing for Arsenal. He started the season injured and his last minutes were in week seven against Manchester United. Since then he has not featured in the top flight. He did play against Man City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, with Arsenal thrashed 4-1 by Man City.
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