Fans Are All Saying The Same About Francis Coquelin's Valencia Move
It looks like Arsenal are going to have to find someone new to play in central midfield in the Europa League because today they sold Francis Coquelin. One part of his transfer is attracting extra attention.
You'd hardly think that losing players would be Arsene Wenger's priority in the transfer window right now but the Frenchman today lost Francis Coquelin to Valencia for £12 million.
The defensive midfielder had only really played in Europe for the Gunners this season, with a couple of appearances in the Carabao Cup too, but with other silverware near impossible to win perhaps Wenger will start to play stronger sides in the Europa League.
Either way the Arsenal boss has obviously decided to make do without the 26 year old Frenchman who was once the answer to all of their defensive midfield problems.
:microphone2: Sigue, EN DIRECTO, la presentación de Francis Coquelin :blush:- Valencia CF (@valenciacf) January 11, 2018
:red_circle: https://t.co/hchanl2XlK pic.twitter.com/EdUlBYrZES
The La Liga side confirmed the signing and one thing they said certainly raised eyebrows, "Valencia CF has reached an agreement with Arsenal Football Club on Thursday for the transfer of Francis Coquelin, who becomes a new black and white player until June 30, 2022, with a clause of cancellation of 80 million euros."
That's right the players release clause is £71 million and fans couldn't quite believe their eyes:
Coquelin gets an €80m release clause at Valencia. Not sure who they're trying to put off with that.- Tom Coast (@thcoast) January 11, 2018
Coquelin has €80m release clause in his contract at Valencia... What are they smoking over there?... Lol- Olayinka (@ykgunnerz) January 11, 2018
€80 million release clause in Francis Coquelin's contract. Optimistic.- Llew (@FfwtboLlew) January 11, 2018
Coquelin's release clause is so laughable- ѕιя σzzу (@Osemenor_Ighedo) January 11, 2018
Francis Coquelin's Valencia contract has a release clause worth €80m.- Wilshered:tm: (@wilsheredTM) January 11, 2018
Meanwhile #AFC prepare to sell Alexis Sanchez for €20m! You can't make this shit up!
There is a £71.2m release clause in Coquelin's (COQUELIN!) contract at Valencia... I'm fucking done :joy:- Mark Oldacres (@Marko7LW) January 11, 2018
Considering how the club is run these days, it wouldn't surprise me if Arsenal activated Coquelin's €80m release clause before the transfer window ends- Minky Derosa (@minkyderosa) January 11, 2018
Coquelin's release clause is 10 million less thn Manutd paid for Pogba. You cant make this shit up.:sob:- Desi Gooner (@Sahil_Adhikaari) January 11, 2018
Coquelin's release clause is €80m? What's Valencia smoking bruh? :joy:- Baba Folarin (@That_IjebuBadoo) January 11, 2018
Francis Coquelin has an €80 million release clause at Valencia. I highly doubt that will be triggered.- - (@AnfieldRd96) January 11, 2018
Does anyone thing that Coquelin will move for that fee in the future? That's when you know the game will really have gone!