Sead Kolasinac is close to securing his return to the Bundesliga, with Bayer Leverkusen within the final phases of wrapping up a deal with Arsenal for his services.
The Bosnian international has spoken of his want to return to Germany for family causes, after spending his total career within the nation before his move to north London in 2017.
Kolasinac joined the Gunners on a free transfer after spending seven years at Schalke, making 123 senior appearances within the course of.
German information outlet SPORT Bild have now revealed that a deal to deliver the 27-year-old to Leverkusen is in its final phases, with affirmation imminent.
Die Werkself are eager to reinvest the funds caused by the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea before the 5 October transfer deadline and Kolasinac is one of their precedence targets.
The deal to deliver the Bosnian back to the Bundesliga is said to be within the area of €10m, while the Arsenal man’s hefty wage at Arsenal – roughly €9m-a-year – is set to be mitigated by providing him a longer contract.
After establishing himself as a outstanding member in Unai Emery’s starting XI throughout the Spaniard’s ill-fated 15-month reign on the Emirates, Kolasinac step by step fell down the pecking order of his successor, Mikel Arteta.
The Bosnia international made 24 appearances under Emery throughout the 2018/19 marketing campaign and 26 last time out, but the emergence of 2019 summer time signing Kieran Tierney and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as a left wing-back following Arteta’s change to a 3-4-3 has left Kolasinac on the periphery.
He’ll be taking part in under a supervisor at Leverkusen – Peter Bosz – revered for his tactical flexibility and the 27-year-old will undoubtedly be tasked with performing a plethora of features. Kolasinac’s present rivals for a starting berth at his destined new club are Brazilian Wendell and dynamic Dutchman Daley Sinkgraven.