Arsenal’s defender, Rob Holding, is scheduled to undergo a medical examination today as he inches closer to a permanent transfer to Crystal Palace.
The 27-year-old center-back is poised to complete the move to the south London club for a reported fee of approximately £4 million ($5 million) and is expected to sign a three-year contract, as reported by The Athletic.
In a press conference earlier today, Roy Hodgson, the head coach of Palace, expressed Holding’s keen interest in joining the team.
Holding originally joined Arsenal from Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2016 and has since made 162 appearances for the club based in north London.
During his time at Arsenal, he secured two FA Cup victories and three Community Shields. The two clubs have already reached an agreement for Holding’s transfer, pending the successful completion of his medical examination.
Personal terms between Palace and the player’s representatives have already been agreed upon.
As the transfer deadline looms, Crystal Palace are in the final stages of completing the deal. It’s worth noting that Holding will not be available to play for the club until after the international break.