Arsenal preparing to trigger in form midfielder €12 Million release clause

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is determined to strengthen his squad before the start of the new season but due to a limited budget is having to look for quality players at bargain prices and he may just have identified one in Bologna midfielder Erick Pulgar, according to reports coming out of Italy.

The Chilean international has a release clause in his contract at just €12 Million, a fee that even Arsenal can easily afford.

Pulgar is currently on duty at the Copa America where he has helped Chile progress to the semi-finals with some impressive performances. His displays in Brazil follow an excellent season in Serie A which has brought him to the attention of a number of clubs including AC Milan, Inter Milan, Napoli, Roma and Sevilla.

Bologna are hoping that the 25-year-old will extend his contract but that is looking increasingly unlikely with so many high profile clubs interested in his signature.

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The midfielder is the exact sort of player that Emery has been seeking, a talented player available at a fraction of his true worth who is currently in fine form and that will fit into a position that the Arsenal manager is desperate to fill ever since Aaron Ramsey left for Juventus.

The competition will be fierce in the battle to sign Pulgar and it may well come down to personal terms if more than one club activates the low release clause.

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This one is well worth keeping an eye on because Pulgar really does tick a lot of the boxes.



  1. gotanidea says:

    He is a DM, so he is not Ramsey’s replacement

    I don’t see this happening, unless Torreira and Chambers are sold

    1. GunneRay says:

      I would rather see him in Xhakas’ place with those passes!

      Also looks tough and gets back to help out.. Something Xhaka does not do enough!

  2. Bob Stevens says:

    Erick is a Chile international, so why not? May not be a big name, but if he is committed and has the skill we should wrap it up immediately. Can be used for the EL and FA games and gradually into the EPL. Point to note that an unknown Guendozi is rated higher than the known Xhaka. Good to be Elneny’s replacement. Another player linked to us Jarrod Bowen, that too looks like a shrewd piece of business in case Zaha bid fails.Good to know Emery is sorting out LB, wings, midfield. Just need a CB. If the get our targets, top 3 is possible this season

  3. Adajim says:

    I hope we can use CP interest in Jekinson to get Zaha. Arsenal offered Nabil Fekir for 30m? Sign him immediately

    1. gotanidea says:

      We don’t need another CAM

      BTW, Bayern offer 22.5 M for Hudson-Odoi. We can offer Chelsea 30 M and we would have a new young English winger

  4. Agu Emen says:

    Arsenal lost 50 mill on Ramsey’s free transfer so a 12 mill 25 year old to replace Ramsey makes financial sense. But why not use Guendouzi? Why not promote Reiss Nelson, Smith-rowe and Nketiah?
    We still have Mkhitaryan as well. Mkhi is 30 and on 7mill so letting him go now would be a financial saving.

    1. Compared to Beans you're wack says:

      Because Mkhi is wack

  5. NONNY says:

    He looks like a xhaka replacement with his long passes
    He can spread play so well

  6. Grandad says:

    No point in pursuing Pulgar, unless Torrerria is moving?At 6ft1.5″ he has the Physical presence which Torrerria lacks, but then again so does Chambers and Beilik who can also play at CB. Not a priority area for me .

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