Podolski to join The Gunners

Updated: March 7, 2012


German daily Bild is reporting that Cologne and Arsenal have agreed on the transfer of Germany international Lukas Podolski.

The newspaper says on its website that Podolski will transfer to the Premier League side at the end of the season for a fee of €13 million ($17.1 million).

Bild reports that the 26-year-old Podolski has agreed a four year deal with Arsenal that will double his current salary to around €7 million ($9.2 million) per year.

Podolski has scored 16 of Cologne’s 31 league goals this season.

He previously criticised club officials for failing to keep their promise to build a competitive team.