More and more English sources confirm the transfer of Saed Kolasinac to Arsenal.
The 23-year-old looked set to move to Goodison Park on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract with Schalke in June and having been in advanced talks with Everton officials. However, Arsenal have stolen in to seal a deal for the highly rated left-back after agreeing to offer the player a salary in excess of that he would have received on Merseyside.
This is the second time in under a year Arsenal have secured a player after he appeared to be on his way to Everton following the £17m signing of the Spanish striker Lucas Pérez from Deportivo La Coruña last August.
Kolasinac was born in Karlsruhe, southwest Germany, and represented Germany at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level before deciding to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina, his parents’ homeland. He has 23 caps and has also played 118 times for Schalke since joining them from Stuttgart in 2011.