A surprising report emerged today from one of Canal +’s African experts Ludo Deroin concerning the future of Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder.
Deroin claims that the player is set to sign for one of Sevilla or Arsenal in the coming hours.
Ben Yedder has been on the market since the beginning of the summer transfer window, with Toulouse President Sadran looking for €10m plus bonuses in order for the player to be bought out of the last year of his contract.
Sevilla had agreed a deal and were all set to sign the player, but then new manager Jorge Samapoli decided to put the move on the back-burner for the time being.
Sevilla have come back strong in recent days, with West Ham United and Leicester City also in talks with the player’s entourage on regular occasions.
The claims from this journalist, who cites sources close to the player’s situation concerning Arsenal have come from absolutely nowhere.
Canal + do not have a good record vis-à-vis transfer rumours unless their TV channel Infosport + is carrying the news itself.
Even if the reporter is likely to have close links with Wissam Ben Yedder, it would be sensible to wait for a second source before giving this story credibility for the moment.