Emil Forsberg’s season is over.
The RB Leipzig forward got a red card against Hoffenheim and has been given a three game suspension, and it’s not gone down very well with the player’s agent.
Hasan Cetinkaya has told German newspaper Bild: “The ban is a scandal! Emil was fouled and provoked, didn’t even hit his opponent properly. The verdict is an attack on RB and Emil. They would not have done such a thing to a Bayern Munich player!”
And this brings about a potential Arsenal transfer.
Bild say it’s an ‘open secret’ the Swedish left winger wants to leave his club, and they reckon an offer of over €40m could do the trick.
We haven’t simply thrown Arsenal into this article on the back of some distant links, Bild actually name the club.
It’s stated a January move to the Gunners ‘shattered’, and AC Milan also failed last summer.
Meanwhile, it’s been suggested Forsberg has either hinted at an exit on social media or sent a sarcastic message to those who dished out the ban. Although the tweet could be for something completely different.
Thanks for everything.
— Emil Forsberg (@eforsberg10) April 23, 2018
Agent Cetinkaya has also been speaking to Sweden’s Aftonbladet, telling them (about the social media post): “When the last game has been played, everyone will see what Emil means.”
Understandably, the newspaper then asked if that means a transfer is likely, to which Cetinkaya said: “As I say, everyone will see what happens to Emil’s future.”
It’s clear there are exit hints going on here, and it’s up to Arsenal whether they want to pay any attention.