Spanish newspaper AS have claimed that Arsenal have tabled an offer worth £31.4million to sign Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez this summer, but face plenty of competition.
The 28-year-old managed 47 appearances for Real last season, but completed 90 minutes in just 16 of those matches. He was brought on as a substitute 18 times, and withdrawn 13 times.
He managed just five goals and with the signings of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, the Spain international could be looking to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in order to try something new. Arsenal could be that new venture.
The Gunners are locked in negotiations with Real Madrid and are said to have offered £28.7million up front, and £2.7million in bonuses. It is believed a deal could be completed as early as next week.
Indeed, Vazquez has just two years left on his contract at Real, and if Arsenal propose a financial package to his liking, then a move could be completed in less than seven days’ time.
TBR’s view – Vazquez would be a bargain for Arsenal
Yes, Vazquez does not have the best stats in terms of last season’s form in front of goal. But the calibre of the player is enormous and for little over £30million, he is a bargain.
In the prime years of his career, Vazquez will finally be made first choice at the Emirates – either out wide, in the 10 role or up front. Giving him that game time, Vazquez can reach his best abilities.
It will be the first time the Spaniard can develop the momentum required to reach the top of his game, something which intermittent game time at Real stunted. For £31.4million, Vazquez is a bargain for Arsenal.