Arsenal have made the first move towards bringing the Spanish forward Adrian Lopez Alvarez in to the Arsenal team. They have started the bidding with an offer to Athletico Madrid, believed to be around £10 million. Arsene Wenger must be confident that the Spanish club, who are second in the Primera Liga behind Barcelona, are willing to sell the 24-year old front man because the offer is about £5 million less than his release clause.
Wenger is no fool when it comes to transfer dealings, so another Spanish bargain could soon be joining Santi Cazorla, according to the Mirror. Le Prof may have been alerted to his availability after reports from Spain that Radamel Falcao would be staying at Athletico, at least until the summer. Despite winning the Europa league and the Uefa Super cup this year, the club are struggling with debt and need to sell at least one of their star players.
Adrian has fallen out of favour at the club this season, starting just six league games. After scoring 19 times for them last season, he must have either fallen out with the manager, Diego Simeone, or they do not want to risk him getting injured before they can cash in.
He is a fast, talented and versatile player who can play as a winger on either side as well as a striker. Arsenal have already been in contact with Athletico for a while, apparently, so the deal could be announced early in January.