Report: Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo set for medical ahead of Ajax loan move

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is close to a move to Ajax.

Yaya Sanogo is set to undergo a medical with Ajax before completing a season long loan move, The Times report.

Dutch magazine Voetball International reported earlier this week that the Arsenal striker was close to the move, having been left out of the club's pre-season tour of Asia.

It was reported Sanogo was in Holland over the weekend for a tour of the club, and discussed the transfer with ex-Gunner and Ajax director of football Marc Overmars.

French club Lille had also been interested, seeing the striker as a potential replacement for Liverpool new boy Divock Origi.


The medical may not be a matter of routine for the striker, who arrived at Arsenal with a chequered injury history, having suffered serious knee injuries.

The French under-21 striker then suffered back problems in his opening season with the Gunners, and has struggled to establish himself as a first team regular.

Voetball International describe Sanogo as a rough diamond having the potency of Nicolas Anelka, but also being a 'man of glass'.

The decision to go to Holland is an interesting one, and will surely work out better than his loan to Crystal Palace at the end of last season where he failed to make an impact for the Premier League side.

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