Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles ‘agrees personal terms’ with Jose Mourinho’s Roma with clubs close to striking deal


AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES has reportedly agreed personal terms with Roma.

The 24-year-old is unhappy with the lack of action at Arsenal and is desperate to leave the Emirates.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has reportedly agreed terms with Roma


Ainsley Maitland-Niles has reportedly agreed terms with Romacredit: getty
The Italian side is now signing a deal with Arsenella


The Italian side is now signing a deal with Arsenellacredit: getty

The star has struggled for game time this season after returning from a loan spell at West Brom last summer.

And now Maitland-Niles has agreed to go in favor of Jose Mourinho when the transfer window opens on January 1. sportitalia,

Both the parties have been locked in discussions for several days and now it seems that a settlement has been reached between the two.

Now the only thing left to be agreed is a final arrangement between the Serie A organization and the Premier League club.

Roma sporting director Tiago Pinto is said to be in favor of an initial six-month loan deal, with the option of making it a permanent transfer.

Although a four-year contract has also been deferred – talks are yet to be held for a future permanent fee.

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It is also rumored that Everton is interested in Maitland-Niles.

And they were previously prepared to spend around £15m to sign him permanently.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta heaped praise on Maitland-Niles earlier this season after candid talks saw the five-cap England international stay at the club.

Maitland-Niles was forced to train herself after writing on Instagram: “All I can do is play where I want and where I @arsenal.”

Arteta said shortly thereafter: “I see a different player in terms of his urgency, his commitment and the clarity in his game and purpose.

“Since we decided I was clear from what I was seeing, I wanted him to stay because he was going to be useful.

“He has a huge talent that he is versatile enough to adapt to any situation on the pitch.”

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