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Arsenal to offload Cedric Soares to Turkish club Besiktas

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Besiktas is nearing an agreement to sign Cedric Soares, who is to depart Arsenal as a free agent at the conclusion of this season. Cedric has seen limited action for Arsenalthis season. Since, Ben White established himself as Arsenal’s primary right-back in all competitions.

Given Cedric’s reported weekly wage of £100,000, it appears to be a sensible move for Arsenal. That is to consider releasing the former Southampton fullback this winter.

According to Record, Besiktas is making progress in talks to sign Cedric Soares. Meanwhile, discussions have intensified in recent days. Described as a “fantastic” player by Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva, Cedric’s potential departure may not be met with much disappointment from the Gunners fanbase.

Releasing Cedric might be beneficial for Arsenal

If Arsenal can successfully offload Cedric Soares in January, it could free up significant wages. And thus, potentially open the door for the club to make a new signing.

Arsenal has had a quiet January transfer window due to financial constraints. Thus, making it challenging for the club to bring in new players.

If Gunners successfully offloads Cedric Soares to Besiktas, it could create financial room for the club to make potential moves in the January transfer window.

If Cedric Soares leaves Arsenal and his substantial wages are off the payroll, it could potentially free up funds for the club to make moves in both defensive and attacking areas. Thus, addressing needs in the team during the January transfer window.

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