Galatasaray target Joel Campbell transfer listed by Arsenal

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has been transfer listed after spending the last few seasons out on loan according to the Daily Mail.

Campbell was expected to feature for Arsenal last season after Gunners boss Arsene Wenger insisted that the Costa Rica international remained at the club.

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The 23-year-old was however, not given a chance and subsequently loaned out to Real Sociedad over the winter transfer window despite interest from Galatasaray.

Former Lions manager Cesare Prandelli revealed that an offer for Campbell was made last summer.

“When I took over we were in talks with Pato, Ibarbo, Doria, Balanta, Marcelo, Douglas, Campbell and Song,” Prandelli told Radyospor.

“Unfortunately none of these transfers materialised.”

Fenerbahçe were also closely linked with Campbell recently and were reported to have agreed to a pre-contract but board member Mahmut Uslu stated that recently appointed manager Vitor Pereira vetoed the move.

“We spoke with Pereira and he does not see Joel Campbell as a priority he wants to work with winners,” Uslu was quoted as saying by the Milliyet.

Campbell received a number of offers in the summer but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wanted Campbell to stay at the North London based club before eventually letting him go on a temporary move to the La Liga outfit.