Arsenal reportedly want 28-year-old Champions League quarter-finalist with 13 assists last term
Arsenal are monitoring Jesus Corona as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his options down the right during the transfer window, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
As noted by the Daily Mail, there is speculation surrounding the futures of a number of the Arsenal players this summer.
Hector Bellerin is one of those. Meanwhile, previous reports claimed that William is also expected to move on after one year at the Emirates.
And it appears that the Gunners have identified a potential replacement.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are battling the likes of Sevilla and Fiorentina for Corona.
The Mail notes that the 28-year-old is out of contract with Porto next summer.
He also has a release clause of £21.4 million that is active until mid-July.
Arsenal may be wary of triggering release clause, but signing Jesus Corona in transfer window could be a seriously exciting move
Corona is a player who has already impressed Arsenal supporters this year. Many took to social media to rave about his display in the Champions League win over Juventus in March.
The 28-year-old can play in a number of roles, particularly down the right. And he has enjoyed an amazing season.
He provided 13 assists in all competitions. He is a clever player, able to produce a moment of real skill or a dangerous cross into the box.
Corona looks to be the kind of player who could really get Arsenal fans out of their seats should he move to North London this summer.
Having said that, perhaps the Gunners may be wary of triggering his release clause.
The Mexico international turns 29 next January. And he is set to be a free agent next summer as things stand.
But with several clubs interested, it arguably looks unlikely that he will still be a Porto player next season.
So Arsenal may want to act swiftly.
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