Arsenal Submit Firm £35.6m Bid To Land Spanish Winger As Emery Eyes 6th Signing

By on August 3, 2018

The summer transfer window is drawing to a close and managers are working hard to secure last minute deals so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal have bid for Lucas Vazquez…

Arsenal have tabled a firm £35.6m bid to sign Lucas Vazquez but Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is determined to hang on to the attacker, according to reports via TeamTalk.

Unai Emery has been busy revamping his newly-inherited squad this summer and has already spent around £70m on five new signings with goalkeeper Bernd Leno, centre-back Sokratis, right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and midfield pair Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi all arriving recently.

However, Emery is still hoping to strengthen his attacking options before the window shuts and he’s ready to sell the likes of Joel Campbell, Lucas Perez and Chuba Akpom to raise extra funds having already blown his initial transfer budget.

We’ve been linked with Ousmane Dembele in recent weeks but it seems Barcelona are reluctant to let the 21-year-old French international leave this summer so Arsenal are looking at alternative targets.

TeamTalk are citing a report from Don Balon that claims Emery is now showing a keen interest in signing Vazquez and Arsenal chiefs have offered to pay £35.6m [€40m] to sign the Spanish international from Madrid.

The winger has been with Madrid his entire career after coming through their youth ranks but he’s struggled to establish himself as a regular since breaking in to the first team in 2015 and made just 16 starts last season.

The 27-year-old was named in the Spanish squad for the World Cup and while he’s predominantly a right winger, Vazquez is capable of playing on either flank so he’d be a very useful addition to the squad if Arsenal could get a deal agreed.

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However, that won’t be easy as Don Balon, via TeamTalk, says new Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is determined to keep hold of Vazquez as the former Spain coach sees the winger as an important part of his team this coming season.

President Florentino Perez has the final say on transfer matters so he could yet decide to overrule his manager and cash-in on Vazquez but that seems unlikely as they need to keep hold of their attackers following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

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We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming days but I hope Arsenal manage to land a winger as we desperately need to add some width to the squad before the window closes on August 9th.

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5 Comments

  1. Slartibartfast

    August 3, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Can’t see it happening. As the article says, the money has been spent so where is the £35 million coming from? The sale of Joel Campbell, Lucas Perez and Chuba Akpom (if – big “if” – we manage to sell all of them) won’t bring in much more than £10 million. There seems to be little interest in any of the other “deadwood” we’ve accumulated under Wenger, so the only way would be to sell Ramsey which would get us around £30 million (far under his real value, but yet again we failed to tie down a key player before he got to the last year of his contract). A move to buy Dembele is pure La La Land fantasy of course as we’d be about £90 million short of the asking price – even with all the sales above.

    • Graham Benbow

      August 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      I agree 100% With Slartibartfast. Loved “deadwood” we’ve accumulated under Wenger” The time has come to end all the talk and start taking action.

    • CorporateMan

      August 3, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Except, perhaps, a loan deal with an obligation to buy next season? Which I wouldn’t mind tbh.

    • Eris

      August 4, 2018 at 12:11 am

      Are you perhaps, employed in the Arsenal Holdings Accounts department or were privy to the budget discussions? No need to believe all the media talk about budget constraints because the budget for transfers doesn’t work in a straight line, as suggested. With the length of contracts for our player purchases, there’s still room to go for a player with a fee as high as £30m, even as it stands; to do with the way clubs account for transfer fees amortization. It remains to be seen if the club wishes to spend further, in any case.

  2. Denishe

    August 4, 2018 at 7:11 am

    The Plant Is Fine 2 Sell All Of 3 Player

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