All the newspapers this morning are saying that the new Arsenal head of Football Raul Sanllehi is keen to make Ever Banega his first signing after the departure of Ivan Gazidis. The Sun reports today….
ARSENAL’S new chiefs want to land Ever Banega for Unai Emery.
The Gunners boss worked with Banega at Sevilla and wants the Argentina international, 30, to add competition in midfield.
It will be one of the first deals Raul Sanllehi will look at in his new role as head of football, following Ivan Gazidis’ departure.
Spanish sources say Banega has an £18million buy-out clause to land him before his contract expires at the end of next season.
Emery was interested in Banega in the summer but the former Inter Milan star chose to extend his second spell at Sevilla.
I am sure that very few people would disagree that Banega is a very talented player, but why on Earth would Arsenal need any more competition in midfield? Yes Ramsey may be leaving next summer, but Xhaka looks to be improving while Torreira and Guendouzi have only just arrived and Maitland-Niles will be back from injury soon.
Would Banega even get a look in?