The same piece states that DeAndre Yedlin, Henri Saivet and Achraf Lazaar are also on the transfer list, with Lee Ryder confirming recently that Rolando Aarons and Yoshinori Muto are two others who’ve been asked to find new clubs.
According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, here’s the valuations of all seven players we’re reportedly looking to sell:
- Fabian Schar – £11.7m
- DeAndre Yedlin – £5.85m
- Yoshinori Muto – £4.95m
- Florian Lejeune – £4.3m
- Henri Saivet – £720k
- Rolando Aarons – £360k
- Achraf Lazaar – £315k
The Chronicle also report that defensive outgoings could be needed before we are willing to sanction a loan move for Arsenal’s Rob Holding – which is no major surprise given we currently have SIX senior centre-backs on our books.
Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez appear to be our first-choice pairing at present, while both Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett are fit again and appear to be next in Bruce’s pecking order.
That then leaves Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune, and it seems both could be moved on this summer.
Schar has just 10 months left on his current deal and looked out of sorts and unmotivated over Project Restart, while Florian Lejeune has struggled badly for minutes under Steve Bruce and hasn’t quite looked the same player since returning from a second ACL injury.
The Chronicle claim Lejeune has attracted serious interest from Ligue 1, and it seems the club will now let the 29-year-old seek pastures new.
Hopefully, any funds raised from these transfers will be re-invested into the team, just like Mike Ashley claims, although we may struggle to find buyers for the likes of Lazaar, Aarons, Saivet and Muto!