Joel Campbell is ‘very happy’ to be at Frosinone after agreeing a three-year deal to sign for the Italians. Sport Mediaset in Italy are now reporting that the Costa Rican forward has arrived at the club. They quote him as saying “I am very happy to be here,” when he arrived for his medical this morning.
Frosinone were promoted ahead of this season to Serie A for only the second time in their history. They reportedly tried to bring in Lucas Perez this summer, but it was clear from his agent’s comments that the Spaniard wanted to remain in London and the Premier League. The Serie A side have now taken advantage of the connections they built up with Arsenal during that negotiation to move for another out-of-favour forward at the club instead.
Campbell struggled last season with a number of injuries that restricted his playing time to just 142 minutes with one goal and one assist to his name. A knee operation last summer kept him sidelined until October. That was followed by a sprained ankle just a couple of weeks later that kept him out even longer. He only returned to action at the start of March after 126 days out. Campbell has never really complained about being shunted around Europe by Arsenal nor about the lack of opportunities afforded to him by his parent club.