Joel Campbell‘s exit from Barclays Premier League side Arsenal appears to be edging closer following reports in Spain that La Liga outfit Real Sociedad have made a bid for the Costa Rica international.
Reliable Spanish journalist Kike Marin broke the news via his official Twitter account on Monday afternoon that Sociedad manager David Moyes is in contact with Arsene Wenger over a possible transfer for the 23-year-old [via Metro Sport].
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) July 20, 2015
Interest in Campbell is high as Benfica and Fenerbahce have both been linked with the player who has failed to force his way into the starting XI at the Emirates Stadium since his arrival in 2011 [via Mail Sport].
The forward enjoyed loan spells with both Lorient and Real Betis as he was initially unable to play for the Gunners because of work permit issues, but upon being granted one he was again sent out for another temporary spell with Olympiacos, whom he scored for in a Champions League tie against Manchester United.
Following an impressive spell in Greece coupled with a good showing at the World Cup last summer, Campbell was expected to figure more prominently for the North London outfit during the 2014-15 season as Wenger reportedly rejected a number of offers for the player during that transfer window [via Mail Sport].
However, he was sent out on-loan once again in January to Villarreal after starting just twice during the first half of the campaign and it appears he has no future with the Gunners.
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Now that Campbell’s participation in the Gold Cup is now over after his Costa Rica side were beaten by Mexico, any potential move could happen in the near future.