Arsenal’s search for a winger is far and wide with numerous names in the frame from Ryan Fraser to Yannick Carrasco to Wilfried Zaha and you can now add the name of Lucas Vazquez.
The Real Madrid winger has become a target for the Gunners and according to reports in Spain they have actually tabled an offer of €32m (£28.6m) up front, with another €3m (£2.69m) in add-ons.
Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing the 28-year-old but if the reports are accurate it is Arsenal that has stolen a march on their rivals for the player signature.
Real are apparently open to the Spanish international leaving the Bernabeu and according to the same reports talks are underway between Arsenal and Vazquez over personal terms.
The player himself is determined to find a club that will offer him regular first-team football as he bids to make the Spain Euro 2020 squad and that is why Arsenal is seen as an attractive option for the forward.
Vazquez is no longer guaranteed regular football at Real and a parting of ways this summer is an almost certainty.
A deal could be concluded fairly quickly because Los Blancos depart for their pre-season tour to America next week and they are said to be keen to tie up a deal before their departure.
According to the same report, Vazquez is a priority signing for Unai Emery and it seems all that needs to be done now is to agree to terms with the player himself.
This one has come out of the blue really, certainly in terms of urgency and is definitely worth keeping an eye on over the next few days.
This would be my dream signing of the in-coming season. He is magical and quick on the ball.
Lacazzete will enjoy his services a lot.
Nelson, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles or Aubameyang can play in his position
We need a left-footed wide player that can play well on the right side
How about Him and a loan deal for malcom
Arsenal don’t need another right-footed RW like Vazquez or Sarr and their attacking stats are not good too
Arsenal had better gamble on left-footed RW like Chukwueze or Malcom
No for me, he’s already 28. I would prefer a younger winger, Fekir is younger and with a lower price tag.
No thank you.What we need is a left footed winger who is adept on the left wing.This obsession with introverted wingers is crazy as by doubling back on their stronger foot they give defenders time to regroup ,whereas conventional wingers cross the ball on the run this depriving defences time to reshape.The best example of a conventional winger in the PM is Sane of Man City who troubles every right back in the League.We need someone like him surely?
Grandad-I have been thinking on the same lines as you.What is it all about?”Inverted Wingers” Who Are left footed on the right hand side or right footed on the left hand side.Whats wrong with having a winger who can go past people on the outside?
It’s been a while since we have had an out and out winger at the Club.We have had too many players played out wide just to get them in to the starting eleven.IF Emery gets a winger I would suggest this is because he will insist on playing a flat back four which I’m all for.But if this is so then NATURAL PACE is vital and we will then have both Aubamayang and Lacazette with the service they need.It will also mean Ozil has the players in front of him that will give him the best use of his skills.About time( The winger not Ozil ).
Phil……………..the day we play an Inverted Goalie ( one who faces the crowd) is the day I give up !…………..mind you, the mighty Jim Firnell may have been better if he had been Inverted ! 😆
I’d put up with an “Inverted Goalkeeper” if it meant we got rid of our “Inverted Owner” who seems as though he has turned his back on us
Wow. ‘Fingers’ Furnell.
You must be older than I thought – almost as old as me.
The monies rolling in !!!………………..first we will get £4M odd for Ospinaaaaaaaaaaaa and now talk of £4/5M for Bennacer`s sell on clause !!!………….ten more at that rate and we will be able to give Palace the whole asking price for Zaha ! 😆
As for the post……………High on The Transfer Window Licking Scale…??????????
I`d much prefer Kev`s rumours !
Spend £30 million on 28 yr old cast off, but passing on 25 yr old with PL consistency for £25 million? ( meaning Fraser)
No brainer to me, Fraser is younger, cheaper, and PROVEN in Premier League. But no, there’s this Spanish winger for more money.
Someone give Raul and Emery a swift kick. They can’t see what’s right in front of their face. That’s why I have no confidence in our new management.
Opportunity to get PL proven player, probably at lower wages than Vasquez too.
OT hey Ken1945 wondering if you read the article on Dick Law interview discussing the £40+1 Suarez bid?
Not a release clause in traditional aspect, but merely to notify player of interest. John Henry played hardball and made bid public. Classless maybe but not illegal.
What are your thoughts after reading Dick Law’s explanation?
Durand-Arsenal showed class by not responding to FSG when they went public.I always thought it was strange as this is not really the Arsenal way.BUT.Suarez wanted to come.Why did we just not go about things with the correct level of bid?He was in and out of the side and not gelling with Rogers so a deal was there.£50m would have got us Suarez and the PL Title.The Additional £10m would have been won ten-fold.
THAT is Arsenal.
I agree with you. Bid £45 or more, then still sell to Barca for profit if he wanted to move.
I understand what Law was saying, but wonder if Law understood how cheeky the “+1” was, and the response surely to follow.
Typical Arsenal I agree; miss out for a couple million is standard operating procedure.
Think maybe Law missed how cheeky the “+1” was on the bid. Try £43 million or more; still make windfall profit if Suarez wanted Barca at year’s end.
Just makes me think did they really ever truly want Suarez in the first place? If so, then act like it, but missing on a player to save a couple million is the Arsenal way.
Or Kronke way. I’m just glad he’s sole owner now, and how change will come like they said. (Sarcasm for those that missed it)
A 4-2-3-1 with Fraser on the left and Vazquez on the right would be a nice compact attacking unit (though no room for two strikers)
A 4-3-3 with Zaha Laca and Auba would be an amazing trident but maybe teams would be able to isolate the top three too easily.
It’s not just a case of a winger – it’s what type of winger and how this would shape our likely formations
We need a LW especially with Welbeck gone. We have plenty of players who can play on the right ie Reiss-Nelson, Bellerin (would like to see him play RW), Iwobi.
Would LOVE Ryan Fraser to come here. He’s got PL experience and had an excellent season last season
Agreed. Hope we get him.
Why we arent after Nabil Fekir, a cheap 20m fine midfielder is confusing.
Fekil makes sense. He is top quality. We should buy two of Fekil, Ziyech and Fraser. It even makes sense to play Fraser in the midfield. His work ethic and energy can be used in the midfield. Midfield should be very strong and effective. Vazquez is a NO imo. We should also consider having a player like Thomas Partey.We need 4 players. Tierney,Thomas Partey, Fekir and A centre defender. No point in buying Saliba if he would go back on loan. So I suggest getting in a Top Central defender. Thomas Partey will bring steel to that midfield. High energy and engine. A 433 formation with midfield of Torres, Xhaka and Partey. Front 3 of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Fekir.