‘No interest in leaving Arsenal’: Source close to ‘excellent’ Gunners player dismisses exit talk
Cedric Soares, has been widely linked with a transfer away from the Emirates over the previous few weeks, according to reports.
Mikel Arteta and Edu were the only ones to bring in the Portugal international as a last-minute replacement.
His position on the team has slipped from second to third behind Hector Bellerin last season, and he is now second behind Takehiro Tomiyasu this season.
However, an injury to the Japanese defender provided an opening for Cedric, who has performed well so far.
The 30-year-old has made 21 appearances in all competitions this season and has played a key role in helping Arsenal maintain their position in the fight for the top four while Tomiyasu was out injured.
Now that the former Bologna player has returned to the Premier League, speculation has centred on Cedric’s future away from Arsenal.
Cedric Soares has said that he does not want to leave Arsenal.
The Gunners’ Premier League rivals Newcastle United have shown an interest in signing Cedric, according to a report published only a few days ago. Porto, a Portuguese footballing behemoth, is also rumoured to be interested.
Those assertions, according to a source close to the defence, have since been debunked by another source.
Newcastle and Porto are reportedly interested in signing Cedric, according to the Portuguese daily Correio da Manh. However, according to a source close to the defence, such a move is utterly discounted by the player.
As the insider explained to the publication, “It’s all supposition.” There are no offers at this time. “Cedric has no desire to leave Arsenal,” says the player.