Hertha Berlin should look to sign Matteo Guendouzi on a permanent basis from Arsenal after his impressive performances on loan.
That’s according to BILD, who are today calling for the Bundesliga side to try and do a deal with the Gunners in the summer.
Guendouzi is currently on loan with Hertha Berlin, having been shipped out by Arsenal following a falling out with manager Mikel Arteta.
After a rocky start due to injuries and a positive COVID-19 test during international duty, the midfielder has quickly established himself in the side with several impressive performances.
He was the star of the show over the weekend too, with a stunning solo goal in an eventual 1-1 draw in Gladbach.
His displays are certainly earning him praise, with BILD stating that Hertha ’finally have a boss on the field again’ and calling for him to be signed permanently ‘on behalf’ of the club’s fans.
They say the odds are in their favour too, with Hertha’s general manager Michael Preetz hinting as much.
“At the moment we are just happy that he is with us,” he told the newspaper.
“He helps us a lot and is a very exciting player. We won’t see anything else until summer.
“But the starting position is not the worst.
“His contract with Arsenal will only run for one year. There are only two options – either the British extend it or they sell it.”
That, according to BILD, means that if Arsenal want to make money from Guendouzi then they will have to sell in the summer and Hertha would have ’a good chance’ of getting him.
Qualification for Europe would help convince the player too, although there is a danger that things could go against them should Arteta continue to struggle.
BILD say he is the main reason Guendouzi is not at the club and if he were to leave, the Frenchman returning is ‘more likely’.