Arsenal now stand great chance of signing £33m attacker who's like 'prime Alexis Sanchez' - TBR View
Arsenal have enjoyed a fruitful transfer window this summer, bringing in five new players.
However, a new senior winger continues to elude the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s charges have been linked with the likes of Raphinha, Raheem Sterling, Serge Gnabry and Moussa Diaby.
However, the first two have gone elsewhere, while the latter two have committed their futures to their respective clubs.
But now, there are some seemingly promising leads from Spain, who have linked Arsenal with Villarreal’s Yeremy Pino.
According to El Periodico Mediterraneo, the Gunners are the most interested club in the race for the 19-year-old.
Meanwhile, Spanish outlet AS claim Villarreal would be likely to accept any bid in the region of €40-50m (£33-42m).
This would enable the La Liga outfit to solve ‘economic problems’, claimed the report.
Therefore, Arsenal shouldn’t struggle in terms of agreeing a deal with Villarreal for Pino.
Then, the next step would be about whether the youngster would agree a move to the Gunners.
Having fellow countryman Mikel Arteta in charge, plus a Spanish-speaking captain in Martin Odegaard, would certainly help Pino acclimatise.
And of course, the lure of playing in the Premier League for a team hoping for top four – not to mention the wages on offer – could also help convince him.
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He enjoyed a breakout campaign for the Spanish side last year, scoring six goals and adding four assists in 21 starts.
Pino also featured seven times as Unai Emery’s side reached the Champions League semi-finals.
He’s young, very talented, has a fair bit of experience at the top level and his potential is up there with that of the best players of his age in Spain.
Villarreal’s demands don’t seem prohibitively high either, which makes him a very attractive option for the Gunners.
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