The upcoming summer will see Arsenal improving their midfield. According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Arsenal are leading the race for Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi. The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
He has come through the youth ranks of Real Sociedad and has successfully managed to establish himself as a key member of their senior team. The 24-year-old’s contract at Real Sociedad is set to expire at the end of the 2026/27 campaign.
The midfielder has found the back of the net on one occasion and picked up three assists in 26 matches for Real Sociedad this season across various competitions.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Spain. As a member of Spain national football team, Zubimendi won one cap.
Martin Zubimendi will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Real Sociedad this term.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new midfielder and Zubimendi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The Spain international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Arteta wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Arsenal are now favourites to sign Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi in the summer. Sport says Zubimendi could move to the Emirates during the summer transfer window. The midfielder is betting on the Gunners to activate his £52.9million release clause. Barcelona have also registered an interest in the Spain international but the North Londoners are leading the way.”
However, Zubimendi won’t come cheap as his current contract runs out in the summer of 2027. The Gunners might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.
Good signing for Arsenal?
If Arsenal and Arteta are seriously considering a midfielder, Zubimendi could also prove to be a smart option.
A midfielder of Martin Zubimendi’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Arsenal squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Mikel Arteta’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
The 24-year-old could be a good fit for Arteta’s Arsenal.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Arsenal come calling for Zubimendi this summer.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.