Arsenal have completed the signing of William Saliba from St Etienne. The player will return to the French club next season on loan.
The teenager defender is an exciting signing for Arsenal’s future and has been dubbed the new van Dijk.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 25, 2019
We’ve brought you news all summer about Saliba’s potential arrival, with the most recent confirming that the Gunners would confirm both Saliba and Ceballos this week.
The player will cost €29million + €1m in bonuses and the fee will be paid in installments across a number of years.
Whilst the Gunners would love to have the player now, the appetite to secure this deal shows the players quality and potential and it is likely that it is better for the players development to stay in Ligue 1 for another season.
How Saliba has announced the move to #Arsenal.
📹from Saliba's Instagram. pic.twitter.com/vlxsfGHgRz
— Fresh Arsenal (@Fresh_Arsenal) July 25, 2019
All being well the club will welcome a very talented defender next summer who is further along with his development and ready for first-team football.
For now, let’s enjoy some pictures of the defender in an Arsenal shirt, and know that he will be in Arsenal colours next season!