Arsenal is preparing an offer for €25m-rated La Liga man

Raul de Tomas of Espanyol is one of the strikers that have been linked with a move to Arsenal since last summer.

The Spaniard has been an important member of the Catalunya side’s team and continues to do well for them.

Arsenal has been paying close attention to his evolution as he scored 17 La Liga goals last season.

After losing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, the Gunners are keen to add new forwards to their team, and de Tomas could be one of them.

Super Deporte reports that they have made him an important target, and they can move for him in this transfer window.

Espanyol has him tied to a contract that has a 70m euros release clause, but the report claims they will consider selling him for around €25m.

Just Arsenal Opinion

De Tomas looks more like a cut-price alternative to some of our other targets, and sometimes it can be a bad thing to settle for bargains.

We signed Lucas Perez in 2016 from La Liga, and he struggled at the club until he left after just one full campaign.

At 27, De Tomas might not get better, and changing countries can be harsh on players. So it is probably best that we ignore the interest in him.

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  1. He has a 70 mil release clause. But they’re “willing” to let him go for 25 mil. Says it all…IJS

    1. NYG…it’s even worse than that, as maybe you might think that the lowered price was due to organizational financial concerns, which forced their hand, but his present market value is 25M…this would be a massively underwhelming signing, considering our Striker/CF positional needs…hopefully it’s just TW fodder, but after the whole out of left field Viera gig, anything is possible

  2. Never thought Perez got a chance at arsenal. Looked quality to me when he played, but seemed like wenger didn’t want him from the beginning.

    1. based on what I’ve heard, he was one of the rare Gazidis gets, which is why he never really got a chance, as we know Wenger didn’t like Gazidis meddling in on the footballing side of things

      1. Interesting. This one always bugged me. Sometimes people seem eager to label players as flops when they never actually had a chance to show what they could do – Perez is the prime example to me because he just looked very competent whenever he played, but I’ve always wondered about players like Park chu Young and even bischoff, who both showed some talent in brief appearances, but never had the time to embed in the squad and work their way into the team. Those two probably weren’t at the level, but it does make me wonder if they just weren’t wanted for other reasons.

  3. Yes I remember we were linked to him last winter and Espanyol apparently were unwilling to compromise on the 70mil fee.
    Glad we did not panic buy him when Vlahovic turned us down.

  4. I would have thought it obvious by now. though plainly it is not to all on JA, that MA is only targeting TOP QUALITY PLAYERS and this bogus rumour is laughable!

    Well, it is to those who use their heads to THINK!

    1. Maybe this guy *is* a top quality player.
      I don’t think many had heard of fabio Vieira until yesterday, so top quality isn’t always obvious to everyone, and/or MA is not only targeting top quality.

  5. The article says “Arsenal are preparing a offer “….how does the writer know Arsenal are preparing an offer, has Arteta or Edu personally called anybody and told them, I very much doubt that is the way they do things. Just another journalist I suppose spreading false rumours.

  6. 27 yrs old,
    70 million release clause .

    No way will it happen .
    Honestly where do you guys get all these players we are linked with ?

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