Arsenal fans should check out this Spanish transfer target

For any Arsenal fans that do not keep up to speed on the goings on in Spain’s La Liga, you may not have heard of the Celta Vigo and Spain international forward Nolito, real name Manuel Agudo Duran. If so I would advise you to have a look at him over the next couple of weeks because the absence of Chelsea’s thuggish striker Diego Costa from the squad should see him start for Spain. And according to a report in The Mirror, Arsenal are weighing up a transfer move for him.

Spain face Luxembourg on Friday and then Ukraine the following Monday and as they have already qualified for Euro 2016 then I would expect Vicente Del Bosque to give his fringe players a chance to impress. The versatile 28-year old attacker is a relative newcomer to the international stage, with just two caps to his name so far, but after two decent seasons in La Liga he has begun this one in superb form, scoring five goals in five games so far.

He was the key man in Celta’s stunning 4-1 win over Barcelona last month and he can play either as a centre forward or on the left. According to reports there is a release clause of around £14 million in his contract and Arsene Wenger is thinking about triggering it in January, presumably if Danny Welbeck is not ready to return from injury or any more Arsenal attacking players are out of action.

See what you think of him Gooners?

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  1. I am not so sure if AW will buy in Jan window.

    If so, a decent DM and ST like Nolito is fine to me.

    I don’t think Bayern so naive to even think of selling RAMPANT dowski.

  2. Haha I just realised 6 of the XI who faced United on the weekend were La Liga imports.. (including Bellerin)
    Cazorla, Monreal and Gabriel were all brought in for peanuts in comparison to the modern games exuberant fees. With a lot more relative investments in Sanchez and Ozil. And in hindsight all those names (with the exception of Ozil) adjusted very quickly to our style of play and the English game…
    Hadn’t really considered it much.. But I guess the mid-table teams seem to be poaching the French league more and more, with Monaco and PSG offering massive wages and success as well if there are any stand outs.

    Hmm.. Maybe a bit of a recent change in policy? With a bit more competition for French stand-outs it can only stand to push the prices one way, so with a higher investment for players in a less competitive league I guess the risk/reward is a bit more of a gamble. Retaining our core players surely makes a difference as well, without massive holes appearing (Cesc, RVP, Song) and a more balanced squad there’s not a need to fill multiple first-team positions on a tight budget. (where that tightness of budget came from is obviously debatable.)
    The fast integration seems to coincide with our technical style of play. I guess the Capitalist revenue structure of La Liga makes transfer fees a lot more relevant to the lesser teams, not having anywhere close to the portion of La Liga revenue, turning a profit or staying financially afloat definitely becomes harder…

    He does love a January bargain…

  3. Some nice finishing on his youtube clips. I was going to say not another player who hits form at 28 y of age but he has some decent numbers going back the last few years. He’s definitely not the star name people are hoping for ..someone of Alexis stature. I doubt we have even enquired to be frank and reckon it’s just media jumping on anyone who is playing well.

  4. hi guys still buzzing from sunday’s win,quick question what happens to players who dont get international call ups like bellerin,monreal,coq,per do they still train or get time off??? gunner for life and the next..

    1. @Joe from Kenya

      Yes they stay in London and practice at Arsenal training stadium, like Monreal, Per, Coquelin, etc. Maybe Bellerin’s performances is paying him off with callups.

  5. Another thing is the Ox.
    Yes he has great potential. But he is currently unable to play Arsenal’s interchanging game at the level of the first team midfield. He seems to require very specific instructions and in a rigid format to work.

    Walcott was once like that. He could play only on the right as a speedster feeding off RVP or Giroud’s flick on. But nowadays, he is so much more than that. So perhaps a few years down the line, we might see something different from Ox.

  6. OT. Did anyone see the tunnel cam video after the utd game? Looks like Giggs having a nice we tapping up convo with our Welbz? Would hate to see him leave think he could be great for Arsenal in the future!

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