Arsenal have received a transfer boost in their efforts to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak following his club bringing in defender Dragovic from Dynamo Kiev.
The club confirmed the transfer on their official Twitter account and revealed that the 25-year-old defender has signed a five-year deal.
Es hat geklappt! ?
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) August 23, 2016
Arsenal have been closely linked with Bayer defender Omer Toprak and the arrival of Dragovic means his club have a replacement in case he does indeed leave over the summer as he has already hinted he could do.
The Turkey international was quoted by Turkish-Football.com as saying: “It is not certain whether I will stay at Bayer Leverkusen, we still have a month and anything could happen until them.”
The Gunners could however, face competition from German giants Borussia Dortmund who have had a long-term interest in the experienced centre-back.
The North London look set to turn their attention back to Toprak after failing to land Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia according to the Telegraph.
Per-the-source, Arsenal have been priced out of a move for the Germany international after Valencia demanded £50 million.
The 27-year-old has years of top-level experience having played 171 games for Bayer including Champions League football and he is also a seasoned international centre-back for Turkey.
Toprak would become the fifth player born in German Turk in the Premier League if he were to make the move join Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil as well as Emre Can, Gokhan Tore and Ilkay Gundogan.