Arsenal transfer gets triple stamp of approval with buyer, seller and Pablo Mari all in agreement


Arsenal could make a practical saving of £7.4m after they, Udinese and Pablo Mari all pull in the same direction on a summer transfer, according to a report.

The 28-year-old centre-half was loaned out to Serie A side Udinese in January. Ben White’s summer arrival had blocked Mari’s path to minutes at the Emirates. Moreover, Takehiro Tomiyasu has also signed and despite being mostly at right-back, his primary position is at centre-back.

Since moving to Italy, Mari has found his groove and established himself as a mainstay in Udinese’s full-back.

Indeed, having been an unused substitute for Udinese’s first game after his arrival, the Spaniard has started all but one of their league matches. The only game he missed was due to suspension.

When we talk to Gazzetta dello Sport earlier in April, Pablo Mari revealed his joy at moving and admitted that he would like to stay in Italy.

“When I arrived in January, I had a clear and precise idea” said Husband.

“I told the coach and [Udinese owner] Gino Pozzo that I came to play. But I realized that I had to win the job day after day, practice after practice. [Coach] Cioffi was the first to welcome me, well, here.

“It’s the right league for me. Very tactical. I try to bring the aggressor towards me.

“I really like having the ball and here it can be done and then there is the battle and I like having a battle on the pitch. I would like to stay in Italy.

Now, London Football Report Mari could get her wish.

Udinese chief speaks out on Pablo Mari transfer

They state that Udinese are pushing to sign the defender on a permanent basis this summer. Adding fuel to the fire is the claim that Arsenal are ‘eager to get a deal done’ as well.

Udinese sporting director Pierpaolo Marino is also quoted after publicly declaring his transfer plans.

“Mari is an Arsenal player,” Marino said. “It’s typical for a player like that to come to Udinese.

“Not because we don’t deserve it, but because in general it’s the opposite. It will be difficult to keep him but we will try.

And with the player and the two clubs all pulling in the same direction, a deal appears there for the conclusion.

If a move materializes, the report adds Arsenal could make a practical saving of £7.4m.

This because of an appearance-based bonus clause that was inserted into Mari’s deal upon signing Flamengo.

At present, the Gunners are said to be on the hook for €1million (£865,000) every time Mari makes 10 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.

The clause is apparently active for up to 80 league games, with Mari’s current tally standing at 14.


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