Arsenal are a difficult club to negotiate with says Campbell agent as Palermo talks stall

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An Italian agent has criticised Arsenal, amid Palermo's efforts to sign Joel Campbell.

Joel Campbell's future at Arsenal looks increasingly uncertain, after failing to make an impact a year after returning to the club after three season on loan.

Italian side Palermo have been linked his signature, with The Metro claiming Arsenal wanted a fee of £7 million to sell the Costa Rica international permanently.

The agent negotiating the deal on Palermo's behalf has criticised the Gunners, quoted by Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.

Gianluca Fiorini even says Palermo are exploring their options and could walk away from the deal altogether.

He said: "The negotiations ran aground. Arsenal are a club difficult to deal with.

"From the Palermo there is a will to bring Joel Campbell to Italy. However, we are a bit annoyed by the reaction of the Gunners and we are considering other paths."

Palermo finished 11th in Serie A last season, just one place behind AC Milan, and could have been a club where he would have received a chance to play regularly.

Their valuation may have been vastly different to Arsenal's, but it was only a year ago that Campbell was showcasing his talent at the World Cup.

£7 million is not an unreasonable fee, and there is a strong chance another European team decides to take the gamble before the transfer deadline passes.

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