Arsenal clinch £10m signing of German striker Podolski
Published 22:25 31/03/12 By Steve Stammers
Arsenal have clinched the signing of German striker Lukas Podolski.
A fee of £10million has been agreed with FC Koln and Podolski will sign a five-year contract at around £80,000 a week.
The 26-year-old striker has been on Arsene Wenger’s wanted list for the last two years. Both Arsenal and Koln were keen to finalise the deal before the European Championship started in June.
Podolski did not want to interrupt his preparations with the Germany squad, who are among the avourites to win the tournament.
Wenger will now seek to purchase Yann M’Vila.
The 21-year-old France international plays for Rennes who are asking around £15m.