Martin Zubimendi uninterested in Arsenal move

Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi has no interest in joining Arsenal in the summer transfer window amid his links with Barcelona.

According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Martin Zubimendi is the subject of interest from Arsenal. The Gunners are scouring the market for a midfielder heading into the summer transfer window. However, they will lose the race to sign the Real Sociedad midfielder, who does not want to move to the Emirates. Meanwhile, the Spanish midfielder is also a target for Barcelona.

Martin Zubimendi and his career so far

Martin Zubimendi has been one of the best midfielders in La Liga in the last two years. A native of San Sebastian, he rose through the ranks at Real Sociedad before breaking into the first-team squad in April 2019. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength at the Reale Arena.

The Spaniard has turned out nearly 200 times thus far for Real Sociedad, chipping in with eight goals and seven assists. The 25-year-old is also growing in stature on the international stage, making five appearances for Spain. Meanwhile, Zubimendi’s progress has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe.

A man in demand

A move across La Liga might be on the cards, with Barcelona vying for Martin Zubimendi’s signature for a long time. However, many Premier League bigwigs are also keen on signing the Spanish international, with Arsenal among his prospective suitors heading into the summer transfer, although recent reports have contradicted that notion.

Arsenal’s interest in Martin Zubimendi is understandable. The Gunners are scouring the market for a midfielder heading into the summer transfer window. Mohamed Elneny will leave Arsenal as a free agent on July 1, while Thomas Partey faces an uncertain future at the Emirates. So, the Real Sociedad midfielder has emerged as a viable target.

Triggering Zubimendi’s release clause of €60 million might not be an issue for Arsenal. However, the Spaniard does not want to join the North London club in the summer transfer window. That has boosted Barcelona’s prospects, with the Blaugrana keen on signing a holding midfielder in the summer transfer window.

With Arsenal effectively out of the race to sign Zubimendi, the Catalan giants will fancy their prospects. It will be interesting to see if Barcelona will pay around €60 million to secure the services of the 25-year-old Spanish international in the summer transfer window.

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