If we’re looking for an experienced head to guide these young centre halves, why not just pay the £3m for Jonny Evans? Sokratis – especially after the year he’s just had – makes no sense to me.
— Phil Costa (@_PhilCosta) May 15, 2018
Sokratis is a tough tackling defender who has made 198 appearances for Borussia Dortmund following his arrival in 2013.
The German Cup winner looks set to end his five-year spell at the club once the transfer window opens, with January signing Manuel Akanji seen as a potential long-term replacement for the departing Greek defender.
It has also been suggested that Arsenal are interested in signing Freiburg defender Çağlar Söyüncü this summer, with Mislintat’s influence seemingly enough to convince the club of raiding the Bundesliga.