Over the past week or so, we’ve seen a number of rumours pushing the notion that Arsenal are interested in Ianis Stoica.
The news was a bit of a mess, with FCSB owner Gigi Becali being misquoted regarding the Gunners interest, and then the club’s director of sport denying having received any contact from the Premier League side.
Since then, there has been some drama, with Stoica wanting to part ways with his agent to sign with Becali’s cousin, Ioan, often referred to as Giovanni.
That’s since been confirmed by Gigi Becali himself, who also doubled down on the idea that he wants Stoica to stay at FCSB from the time being.
He told Digi Sport: “I propose that Ianis Stoica stays for another three years at FCSB, to sell him for €50m. At 22-23, he will be mature. He is very well put together and strong at 18, so at 21…”.
So there you have it: Becali wants to cash in as much as possible on Stoica, but doesn’t want to do it now, meaning Arsenal, if they are interested, will have to wait for their man.
In the meantime, FCSB will happily keep him and enjoy his ability for the next couple of seasons.