Hertha Berlin have agreed a deal with Granit Xhaka to sign the Swiss international in the January transfer window, according to the midfielder’s agent.
Xhaka has had a difficult season with current employers Arsenal during the 2019/20 campaign, having had a very public spat with Gunners supporters, eventually causing him to fall out of favour under former boss Unai Emery.
The 27-year-old, who was signed from Borussia Monchengladbach back in 2016, has returned to the lineup under Freddie Ljunberg and then new boss Mikel Arteta, starting five out of the last six Premier League games. Despite that, Xhaka’s agent Jose Noguera is optimistic of a deal being down between the two sides.
He said: “Look, I say it frankly and honestly: we agree with Hertha BSC and would like to go to Berlin. 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 is only about the transfer fee of the clubs.”
Xhaka has made exactly 150 appearances for the North-Londoners in his time at the club, scoring 11 goals.
Hertha Berlin can be backed at a price of just 1/5 with William Hill to be the midfielder’s employers come the conclusion of the upcoming January window.