Johan Djourou’s agent has confirmed that Arsenal have received an offer of €10 million for the Switzerland international, who is considering his options after falling down Arsène Wenger’s pecking order. Djourou started only 14 Premier League games last season and recently admitted that he was considering moving clubs in order to guarantee more game time.
“Can Djourou join Napoli? It’s certainly possible, especially as we will be in Italy next week for a series of appointments.
“At the moment Napoli are not on the list of appointments, but everything is possible. If he leaves the Premier League, then he will play in Italy or Spain.
“I saw my client the other day and he was enthusiastic about both Napoli and Italy in general. So far we have received an offer worth €10m, but it is up for negotiation.
“He wants to play for one of the top five Italian clubs.”
The fact that Djourou wants out is hardly surprising; he barely featured for Arsenal last season and when he did it was often out of position. With Mertesacker back from injury and Vermaelen/Koscielny ever present in the starting XI, Johan would hardly get a game next season. I am sure that he would be perfectly competent in Italy, but he is simply not suited to playing week-in, week-out in the Premier League.