Reports have revealed that Arsenal are planning to make a bid for World Cup winner Howedes to capture his move next month.
The North London side have been linked with numerous defenders since the past two months. Howedes’s International colleague Mats Hummels has been one of the top target of Arsenal.
The injuries have given Arsenal a real trouble this season, with so many injures, boss Arsene Wenger has to play his players out of their positions.
DailyMail reported that Arsenal have sent their scouts for the German man recently. The centre-back is valued around £15 million, according to media.
Schalke skipper who will face Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League in February is going to play alongside with his international teammates Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker if he joins the Emirates side.
The 26-year-old played each game for Germany in the World Cup and played a fine role at the defensive position.
Howedes can also play as a left-back when need, one of his best quality is of being versatile which could be proved to be a big positive point for the Gunners.
He has played 239 games for the German side since his debut. This season, he has scored two goals in 5 appearances.
Columnist: Stevan Jones