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Arsenal Agree £16.5m Deal To Sign Spanish Winger?

According to reports coming out of Spain today, Arsenal have agreed a £16.5m (€20m) deal to sign a highly-rated Spanish winger from La Liga club Real Betis.

Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today,  Arsenal are reported to have agreed a deal to sign a Spanish winger.

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According to reports coming out of Spain today, Arsenal have agreed a £16.5m (€20m) deal to sign highly-rated Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo.

Media outlet Punto Pelota carry quotes from a Spanish journalist, Pipi Estrada, who claims to have it on good knowledge that Gunners officials have been in advanced talks with Betis in recent weeks and Vadillo now has “one foot in the door at Arsenal” after we apparently secured a £16.5m deal for his services.

Estrada goes on to state that Arsene Wenger played a key role in the negotiations and the 19-year-old is now on the verge of becoming an Arsenal player, with “signing the paperwork” the only thing left to do – suggesting that personal terms have also been agreed with the player.

Vadillo burst onto the scene when he became the second youngest player ever to play in La Liga, making his debut for Betis as a 16-year-old towards the end of 2011.

He managed to get a handful of first team appearances under his belt and was impressing with his skill and pace before he was cruelly sidelined for several months when he tore a ligament in his knee.  However, he’s back playing again and has made 10 appearances so far this season, and he could have earned himself a big-money move to the Emirates if these reports in Spain are to be believed.

I expect it won’t be long before the British press pick up on this story, but as yet there is nothing concrete coming out from either Arsenal or Betis, so it’s probably best we wait for some sort of official conformation before we take anything as fact.

But say we do sign this lad, is he the sort of player we need right now? I haven’t seen enough of him to make too much of a judgement, but I’d like to think we have an abundance of young attacking talent at the club already and I’d prefer we spent the money on a proven striker.

However, with that said, I’m all for strengthening the squad so if Arsene feels he can make an impact, then who am I to judge.

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What do you make of this story? Do you think we need a player like Vadillo? Share your views below.



  1. Miguel

    November 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Nothing bet fark news and plz don’t post this nonsence again

  2. nkusuny

    November 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Seeing is believing

  3. Gunner land

    November 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Doesn’t sound truthful.

  4. Malaysian gunner

    November 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    The sun has history of reporting deals that eventually took
    place. So don’t be surprised its true.

  5. Don nick

    November 27, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    It is a lie

  6. Edache Monday

    November 28, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I don’t see it happening.

  7. Edache Monday

    November 28, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Fake news

  8. Davw

    November 28, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Fast, creative, skillful. Another Winger/playmaker! He is exactly what we need… sarc.

  9. Andrew Omurwa Nyaumbaga

    November 28, 2013 at 4:45 am

    In the real sense we need truth of the matter gossiping sometimes ruins my accountability of players to the club

  10. Andrew Omurwa Nyaumbaga

    November 28, 2013 at 4:47 am

    In the real sense we need truth of the matter gossiping sometimes ruins my accountability of players to the club.

  11. vineet

    November 28, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I dont think its a true report and if it is true o don’t wanna this to happen… He may have abundance of talents. But we desperately need a striker. Don’t waste the money by signing another midfielder.

  12. peter 1

    November 28, 2013 at 7:23 am

    if some one you that wenger will sign ozil will you believe? things have change in arsenal fc, so believe it,

  13. peter 1

    November 28, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I believe come january wenger will give us a surprise signing again, I also think he will sign 3 good players come january, the title is our owned come sun come rain, nobody can stop us,its our time to take what belong to us,I care what others clubs says, come may arsenal will b the new epl champion, any body who like what am saying should go to hell I dont care.


    November 28, 2013 at 8:05 am

    please arsn. i dont think we need that player,we have player walct, rosisky,.chamb,santi,and nabry. what we need is a striker, so add some money get us a stiker…………/…

  15. 2finger

    November 28, 2013 at 8:12 am

    The truth is that we can not go directly n deny what he said, because they say lie is been told of a place u hv been to 4 nobody following u there. If we go ahead n deny him then what is going to b our fact? Then i would like to advice not d publisher of dis article alone bt of them they should try or wait to hv fact about something b4 published it in other to stop decieving us n last bt not d least i prefer Arsene bring world class striker than young talent cuz we want to win trophy by all means dis season.

  16. 2finger

    November 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

    If we bring in that boy is not bad any way cuz no doubt we re this season title holders
    n i hope arsene will add new face’s to our squad in january

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  18. Adeku opeyemi

    November 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

    We need lewandosky or diego coasta..we don’t need any winger coz we have eough of wingers in our well settled squad

  19. felow

    November 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    arsan wenger say arsenal dnt ned a new player so al dis story ar fake.

  20. bidemmy akin

    November 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    as far as am concern,wenger should buy us striker.after dat any other player can come,we need strikers lik suarez,lewandoski or diego costa

  21. Ogbanje audu robert

    November 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    We need sharp attacker not oliver type.

  22. baraka

    November 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    i hav seen that man he deserve to be a gooner i like him b coz he’s such a christian ronaldo

  23. Agina O Anthony

    November 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I dont know much of the player, but if he is good and the news is real, is okay, because we need to have strong bench in all department of the game and our hope for a title this season will be boasted. Gunners 4 ever.

  24. Tunde

    November 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    What we need is a sharp striker in the mould of Suarez, not a winger

  25. David Ton

    November 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    If it to be true, arsenal have know option than to build our wings pearing a speedy & skillfull winger alongside walcott.

  26. desmond

    November 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    that is good cos we need player like that

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