Given that we’re just a few days from the opening of the winter transfer market, it’s guaranteed that the rumour mill is about to go into overdrive.
His agent, Emre Ozturk, posted a photo on Instagram of him outside Camp Nou saying “ready for the meeting,” leading many to assume that he was negotiating a potential transfer to Barcelona for his client.
Sources within the club consulted clarified that the meeting was a courtesy rather than something born out of genuine interest, admitting the meeting did take place but maintaining that nothing will come of it.
Mustafi, now recovered from his recent injury, has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal. He’s played eight games this season across all competitions, just twice in the Premier League.
Despite all these positive points, Barcelona’s number one target is said to quite clearly be Manchester City’s Eric Garcia. The Blaugrana tried for him in the summer only to deem it financially unfeasible, and are expected to move again this coming winter.