The France international was reportedly being chased by Arsenal, Tottenham and newly QPR.
However, from seemingly out of nowhere, Rubin managed to strike a deal – reportedly worth £8.5 million – with Rennes for the Frenchman.
Rennes, who currently sit fifth in Ligue 1, confirmed the signing through a statement which read:
‘Stade Rennais, FC Rubin Kazan and Yann M’Vila have reached an agreement for the permanent transfer of the French international. After meeting the traditional medical visit, the Rennes midfielder joined officially on Wednesday evening, the Russian club.’
So Mohamed Diame, who was reportedly on Wenger’s radar, wants to stay at West Ham and M’Vila, who most Arsenal fans wanted to see come in this January transfer window to bolster the midfield department, moved to Russia…great…
The man, who would have been a perfect acquisition for our club in my opinion, went to Rubin, and for just £8.5 million as well! That’s a p*ss take and is quite frustrating to take in really.
Can’t see Wenger bringing anyone in this January to be honest.
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