Arsenal launch £27m bid to sign Spanish winger as Emery eyes 1st summer signing
Arsenal have made an opening £27m plus bonuses bid to sign Lucas Vazquez as Real Madrid look to cash-in on the winger this summer, according to reports
Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are linked with Lucas Vazquez…
Arsenal have made an opening £27m plus bonuses bid to sign Lucas Vazquez as Real Madrid look to cash-in on the winger this summer, according to reports via Sport.
Vazquez has been with Madrid since joining the clubs youth ranks in 2007 and he’s contributed 21 goals and 44 assists is his 183 appearances for the first team since making his full debut in 2015.
However, many of those appearances have come from the substitutes bench as Vazquez started just 15 La Liga games last season and it seems Zinedine Zidane is ready to sell the player following a busy summer that’s seen the likes of Eden Hazard arrive at the Bernabeu.
Sport cite a report from Defensa Central that claims Zidane is willing to sell Vazquez as he’s not part of his first team plans for next season and it appears the situation has alerted Arsenal as the report says we’ve submitted an opening offer worth around £27m [€30m] plus bonuses for the winger’s signature.
However, the Spanish publication says the bid falls short of Madrid’s £35.9m [€40m] valuation but it doesn’t state whether the La Liga giants have already rejected the offer or if they’re giving it consideration.
Defensa Central do, however, suggest that Madrid are hoping to create an auction for Vazquez this summer with Inter Milan named as potential suitors but for now it seems Arsenal are the only club to make an official move.
Unai Emery desperately needs to rejuvenate his squad this summer following a disappointing campaign that saw us finish fifth in the Premier League and the Gunners boss needs to add some genuine width to his ranks.
Vazquez is predominantly a right winger but he can also play from the left so he’d provide Emery with an experienced option on either wing if we could get a deal agreed for the 28-year-old’s signature this summer.
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The Spanish international is keen to play for his country at Euro 2020 so he should be open to the idea of moving to the Emirates if Arsenal promise him regular football next season and I think he’d be a solid addition to the squad if we could make him our first summer signing.