Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is finally set to leave the club this summer after the comments from his agent that the German is allowed to leave.
SkySports reported that the unsettled World Cup winner has been in link with several clubs including Turkish giants Galatasaray.
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Lukas Podolski is keen to move to a new club where he can get regular playing time. His agent Nassim Touihri confirms that Arsenal have now given permission to look for a new club.
Touihri told German media Bild regarding the discussions with Wenger.
“We had good talks with Wenger.”
The 30-year-old forward moved to the North London side three years ago and played an important role in the starting seasons. But last season, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger did not give him enough chances due to the tough competition in the squad. Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez all were fighting for a start.
Podolski spent second half of last season at Serie A outfit Inter Milan where he also failed to make an impact. The former Bayern Munich attacker made 17 appearances in Serie A for Inter Milan.
Turkish side Galatasaray are keen to sign him and the reports believe that they will soon be announcing the agreement.
Columnist: Simon Oates