On Friday claims came from Bosnia that Sead Kolasinac has signed for Arsenal. The 23 year old’s Schalke contract ends in June, so he’s perfectly entitled to speak to other clubs and even sign an agreement.
The information is being credited to BIHScout.ba, which isn’t a news source. A quick check on the website shows it’s a database of football workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. That’s it.
However, BIHScout seems to be owned by reprezentacija.ba, who are carrying the news and crediting it to BIHScout. Confusing stuff. It’s claimed that Kolasinac signed a contract a few days ago and will play at Arsenal next season under Arsene Wenger. He’s even said to have picked his shirt number.
There’s nothing else fresh about this in Bosnia. In Germany the claims from Bosnia are being covered.
Whilst this could all normally be dismissed, it may be more than coincidental that in recent days Arsenal links with Kolasinac have grown. This week’s edition of SportBild magazine reported Arsenal returning to the chase.
According to SportBild, Arsenal had made an approach in February, left it, and now returned.
That would fit neatly in with the Bosnian done deal claims. It’s just curious that the information is being credited to a database of football workers, owned by the Bosnian news outlet which is then covering it.
Sead Kolasinac is best known as a left back but has been evolving at Schalke this season, often playing further forward on the left wing. SportBild recently compared his evolution, if not standard, to how Gareth Bale changed at Tottenham.