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Arsenal have reportedly set sights on 19-year-old tipped to become 'the perfect left-back'

Arsenal are reportedly eyeing talented Real Madrid left-back Miguel Gutierrez in the current transfer window.

According to The Athletic, the Gunners are tracking the 19-year-old.

This comes amid growing uncertainty over his long-term first team future in Madrid.

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Gutierrez made his senior debut for Real in April.

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He went on to make a further five first-team appearances before the end of the season.

However, Gutierrez could struggle to break into the side again next season.

He’s behind Ferland Mendy and Marcelo in the pecking order, while Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola are set to return from injury.

Prohibitive clause and loan desire?

Sadly, Gutierrez may be a tricky proposition for Arsenal to sign permanently.

His contract reportedly contains a prohibitive 40m euro (around £34m) clause.

And Gutierrez’s preference would be to leave the Bernabeu on loan, added the outlet.

While Arsenal seem keen on him, Benfica’s Nuno Tavares would apparently be a cheaper, more long-term signing.

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Arsenal transfer talk: Gunners reportedly want player set to become a “top left-back”

Gutierrez is a talented youngster who came in for praise from Spain Under-17 coach David Gordo last year.

“If they give him minutes and he plays games, he will be a top left-back,” he told AS.

“He has the characteristics of the perfect left-back for Real Madrid, he is a Primera-level player, for sure.”

“He has quality, ability to get forward, a nice strike, he is ambitious and he has a winning mentality… very bright future.”

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