Arsenal add out of contract midfielder to list of transfer targets

Arsenal have added Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grealish to their transfer target list, as the 26-year-old’s contract expired this summer.

Grillitsch is a midfielder who is also able to play as a central defender. Standing at a height of six feet, he has a towering physical presence in the middle.

according to Daily TelegraphArsenal will seek to bring the Austrian to the club, without having to pay any transfer fee to Hoffenheim.

Arsenal have had problems in midfield this season, and Thomas Partey has missed on some occasions. With two injuries and the African Cup of Nations, Arsenal missed Barty, who plays a key role in the midfield.

With the lack of depth in this area, players like Martin Odegaard had to fill the spot. Granit Xhaka has had to play at left-back at times, which means they struggled with numbers in midfield.

Bringing Grealish, even if he is not a starting player, will be sorely needed deep in the squad and it would be a smart move in a free transfer.

Grealish is a regular player for his country, having managed 33 matches for Austria.