Arsenal are reportedly ready to pay Hoffenheim’s Kerem Demirbay’s €25 million release clause, as the club looks to replace leaving Aaron Ramsey.
An Overhaul is on the cards for Unai Emery and Arsenal, following a possible Champions League return next season. The North London reds have a few names set to depart the Emirates, including Aaron Ramsey who is on his way to Juventus.
Summer Loanee Denis Suarez, is yet to impress, and the club have now expressed an interest in the signing of Hoffenheim’s central midfielder Kerem Dembirbay.
According to reports from Sunday Express, the North London side are very much willing to dive into the deal, after learning of his €25 million release clause.
The 25-year-old would be an impressive addition to Unai Emery’s side, as Arsenal could also stand to make profit, if Kerem makes his mark on the Premier League, which will inevitably increase his value, if Arsenal look to sell sometime in the future.
Like Aaron Ramsey, both players have scored four times, and provided six assists in their respective leagues. In total, both players have provided eight assists, but Aaron Ramsey edges the German on goals, having scored two more in the Europa League.
For a €25 million release clause, Kerem seems the right man for Arsenal. Plus a rather less heavy salary, as compared to the resources which would have been required to keep Aaron Ramsey at the Emirates beyond the season.