Arsenal demand £7m fee for Joel Campbell

Published 3 Comments

Football News

Arsenal have told interested parties that they will have to pay £7million if they want to sign Joel Campbell this summer, according to talkSPORT.

Serie A outfit Palermo are rich with cash after selling Paulo Dybala to Juventus earlier this summer and were hoping to reinvest by purchasing the Costa Rica star. Arsenal have already told Campbell he has no future at the club, but are currently trying to squeeze every penny out of him before he leaves.

Palermo had originally attempted to sign the 23-year-old on a season-long loan deal, but were goaded into making a permanent transfer bid. However, there is now some doubt over the deal's viability as the Gunners have told them to double their opening offer of £3.5m.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

That could be too rich for Palermo's blood, especially as Campbell has failed to reignite the form he showed at last summer's World Cup. The forward had been hot property back then, but Arsene Wenger refused to sell him.

The Arsenal manager's decision to keep Campbell at the club seemed a good one when he ran riot alongside Yaya Sanogo at the Emirates Cup tournament, but that would later turn out to be his greatest moment in an Arsenal shirt.

Failed loan deal

Campbell would go on to make just four competitive appearances for the Gunners before eventually being used as a makeweight in a deal that saw Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista move in the opposite direction.

Although starting most of Villarreal's remaining La Liga fixtures, the Spanish outfit decided against a bid to make the six-month loan deal permanent. Having failed to register a goal or an assist during his time, that decision came as little surprise.

Gold Cup performances

Again, Campbell failed to perform for Costa Rica and the recent Gold Cup as the World Cup quarter-finalists crashed out of the tournament having failed to win a single game. Three draws helped them scrape through the group stages but they went on to lose to Mexico in the first knockout round.

Having fallen so far from the dizzy heights on 2014, it is hard to see Arsenal getting anywhere near the £7m they are asking. Having originally signed him for £1m back in 2011, Wenger could still make a profit by demanding significantly less.

Wenger must live with his decision not to sell Campbell last summer, when his stock was high and transfer fees of £15m were being mooted around.


Is £3.5m a good price to sell Joel Campbell for or are Arsenal right to demand £7m? Give us YOUR thoughts in the comment box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Transfer News
Joel Campbell
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again