Arsenal are set to confirm the signing of young Markus Schubert as Unai Emery looks to do well under a cloud of austerity.
Unai Emery is definitely going to struggle a lot next season. The Gunners are not going to spend money like their other rivals this season. Failure to qualify for Champions League has been cited as the reason behind this. However, this isn’t something new. Arsenal have been rather thrifty in the transfer market over the years.
Regardless, Unai Emery could be handed a major boost very soon. The Independent claims that the Londoners are set to sign 21 year old Schubert soon.
Considered one of the most talented young keepers in Europe, the German is set to join on a free from German outfit, Dynamo Dresden.
It was the club’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat who recommended the youngster to Unai Emery. And it appears that the Spaniard has finally made his decision.
The youngster is unlikely to be the club’s number 1 next season but could be a great understudy to compatriot Bernd Leno. The club might also consider the option of loaning the youngster to a Championship team. Such a move would definitely help Schubert get used to English football.
The move if happens, will not be the only one that Unai Emery would be looking for. The former Seville manager is also searching for a new centre-back. Saint-Etienne’s William Saliba has been linked with a move to the Emirates.
And although the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City are also linked with the teenager, Arsenal are likely to win the signature.
With a very small budget to work with, Unai Emery has been forced to be very astute in terms of targeting players.
Yannick Carrasco has also been linked with a move and the Belgian would definitely help the club with its problems down the flank.