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Arsenal Agree Fee For English Defender


According to a report this morning in The Express, Arsenal are on the verge of signing Bolton and England u21 defender Rob Holding.

The 21 year-old has had a breakthrough season at Bolton this year, and has attracted the attention of some of the country’s bigger clubs. Despite a poor season for The Trotters, Holding impressed throughout and was awarded Player of the Year by fans.

BOLTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  Rob Holding of Bolton Wanderers battles with Igor Vetokele of Charlton Athletic during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic at Reebok Stadium on April 19, 2016 in Bolton, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The Gunners have had a £1.5 million bid accepted following their first offer of £750,000.

Holding would become the second Gunners signing of the summer, after they already secured the services of Granit Xhaka.

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While this is not a move that will fill the Emirates faithful with confidence that they can go on and win the Premier League next season, it is nonetheless a step in the right direction as it is an investment in both youth and depth.

Holding is a solid player, and was an integral part of the England u21’s triumph in the Toulon Tournament last month.

This does not come across as a completely absurd report, and the deal could be close to being finalised.

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In the coming days, Arsenal fans will be eager to see more money being spent.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.