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Rangers pull out of deal to sign Arsenal centre-back as fee is deemed too high

Rangers pull out of the deal to sign Auston Trusty this summer.

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Auston Trusty joined Arsenal from Colorado Rapids on 31st January 2022.  However, he was immediately loaned back to Colorado Rapids for the remainder of the season.

Following Auston Trusty’s return from loan, Arsenal again loaned him out to Birmingham City for the 2022/23 campaign. He was an integral part of their squad, featuring in many games this season and ended up winning the Birmingham City player of the season – that’s how impressive the Arsenal loanee was during his spell in the midlands.

Speaking on his loan move, Trusty said:

“Coming from the U.S. I knew I would have to prove myself. I really was an unproven European player, I had to prove that I can hold my ground and do my job. Coming to the Championship and a team like Birmingham City that allowed me to show that was the best-case scenario.”

Auston Trusty is attracting a lot of attention ahead of the summer transfer window with Arsenal happy to let the American leave as long as their valuation of the player is met. According to previous reports, Rangers were keen to get a deal done with Arsenal for around £2million, which would be profit on what the Gunners paid for him over a year ago.

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However Arsenal want around £4/5million to let Auston Trusty leave the club, without making a single appearance for the Gunners. It’s believed Rangers can’t get to the fee Arsenal are looking for and have therefore pulled out of the race to sign the American international this summer.

Although Auston Trusty is prepared to wait for his chance at Arsenal, he’s also happy to leave for regular first-team football with many Championships club showing an interest in signing him ahead of next season.  With Gabriel, William Saliba and recently signed Jakub Kiwior currently at the club, it’s hard to see how Trusty breaks into the Arsenal side so a move away remains the most likely outcome.

While Trusty has played a good amount of football in England, he is yet to make his debut with Arsenal. When asked about his future, Auston Trusty said:

“A lot is to come in the future but as a footballer those are problems you want, it’s all a good thing.”

“As a player you want to play with the best, wherever that is. Right now the Premier League is probably the best league in the world so that is obviously the goal for myself and my future.”

Trusty’s performances had also earned him a call up for the USA national team. He made his debut earlier this year in March. Trusty played the entire game and also provided an assist to Weston Mckennie’s second goal as they won 7-1 against Grenada.

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