Inter Miami willing to sell star player to sign Arsenal outcast Willian, report suggests
Inter Miami are reportedly willing to sell Mexican international Rodolfo Pizarro to facilitate a move to sign Arsenal attacker Willian.
According to the Sun, Phil Neville is eager to sign the 32-year-old Gunners winger, with the report stating that Willian is keen to leave north London after just one year with the club, yet the Miami manager faces a problem as they will first need to sell Pizarro should they wish to sign the Brazilian international.
MLS squad rules state that a franchise can only have three Designated Players (DPs) on their roster, with Miami this year facing hot water by breaking this law by secretly having four, forcing the club to loan Argentine youth international Matias Pellegrini to their USL League One affiliate club, the American equivalent of League One.
After this episode, it is unlikely Miami will want to face further punishment by trying the same stunt again, meaning that one of Pizarro, Blaise Matuidi or Gonzalo Higuain must be brought down from their DP contract or be sold, and the former Liga MX star is seemingly the casualty Neville has picked to sign Willian.
TBR View: Pizarro transfer will be huge boost in Arsenal selling Willian
With a reported annual salary of $5m (£3.5m) as per the Sun report, Miami face some financial hurdles when it comes to shifting off Pizarro this summer, yet with the attacking midfielder boasting a huge reputation in his native Mexico, a transfer could well happen this summer, and this is big for Arsenal.
The Gunners seem keen on offloading Willian this off-season, with the play himself also open to leaving as reported by Fabrizio Romano, and Miami could be an ideal destination for the Brazilian international, with the winger struggling to adapt to life with Arsenal this campaign following seven years with Chelsea.
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