La Liga hotshot opens door to Arsenal transfer

Whereas this could be potentially very good news for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, I cannot help but wonder what the poor manager of the Spanish La Liga club Celta Vigo thinks about the statement made by his top striker Nolito this week.

The 29-year old front man has been in scintillating form for the club this season, so good in fact that he has received his first ever call up to the Spain national team by Vicente Del Bosque. Nolito´s form and goals have been a major factor in Celta Vigo´s fine start to the season which sees them currently sitting in the final Champions League spot.

So it is hardly a surprise to hear that quite a few clubs around Europe have been keeping tabs on the Spanish forward, especially as it was being reported that there was a release clause in his contract. That is why Celta Vigo have put a new and improved contract on the table.

The good news for Arsenal and the bad news for Celta is that Nolito has not only stated that there is a problem and he won’t be signing, but he also revealed the amount of his release clause, as the Evening Standard have reported.

The striker said, “There is a detail that is not resolved and while it is not settled, I will not sign. I have a three-and-a-half year contract and a [release] clause of 18 million.

“If someday I’m wanted by a team, [they can] come speak with Celta and pay what you have to pay.

“No more [on this matter]. I want to be quiet. No one has called me, or, to my knowledge, Celta either.”

Quiet? Subtle this guy is not but the question is whether he is the right player to boost Arsenal´s fire power for the second half of the season.

Tags Celta Vigo nolito Wenger


  1. I have honestly never heard of this guy ? Any good ? Surely we should be looking at a worldy ? Think it’s about time we bought a top class striker somebody who hardly misses the target. We are due a gem sick of watching Henry and bergkamp on Sky classics give us a new number 9.

    1. Nolito was a very promising young player but is a late bloomers 18m is allot for a 29 year old plus he is predominantly a left forward. He loves cutting inside.He has good passing, through ball, sett pieces, corners, and regular goals but we have Sanchez their already.

  2. 18 million for a guy who will be 30 next season? I am not sure. We are in a good financial situation, we should now be watching developments of players like Neymar and Gareth Bale now. Additionally, many PSG players are disillusioned at their club now due to insecurity in the city. Maybe we can pounce on a talent like Cavani or Lucas Moura.

    1. Not for that amount. But I would inquire for Rabiot and Pastore. For me, Rabiot only would do it. The kid is going to be a huge player if he keeps working like that. I was absolutely impressed with him against Madrid.

  3. We should go all our for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He has scored more goals than Levendoski.
    Pay 40 to 50 million and see how dormand respond
    This kind of signing can make us compete in Europe. Nolito is 29. No point in signing him.

    1. Aubemayeng would be a great signing!
      Also the situation is unstable with benzema as well. He may have to leave if found guilty .

    2. who mentioned Benzema?????……….. And so if he’s found guilty, he should come to arsenal huh????? #funnyarsenalfan#

  4. There could be truth in this. He put a pic of himself on Instagram yesterday alongside a pic of Arsenal. 18 million (Euros) isnt much to pay to help win the title!

  5. 29, 30yrs old soon enough… we have Giroud so no thanks! I said it on here last week, Want an upgrade keep an eye on the Neymar situation, sky sports even had it up about him possibly leaving… Again! Messi too but thats him wanting a new improved contract after all the tax fraud dont think he will leave Barca. Then Aubameung but Klopp maybe has an eye if Liverpool can get top 4, if Neymar left Barca could see Reus at Barca but also an option for us if we tried to get Reus! That Domino effect will happen between a few clubs and Arsenal will be in and around the action im sure of it! Who else is a real possibility for Arsenal if we really want an upgrade up front?

    1. Also want to see Welbeck also up top in time! We have Walcott also who has impressed up there tbh! We need a player who can play across all 3 positions. They all fit the bill imo, Nolito does not!

  6. He’s nearly 30 and prefers to play from the left. Do we need a body there right now? Yes we do. But once Wilshere and Welbeck are fit again, we don’t. Rather we just give Iwobi or Jeff some playtime if we really HAVE to. At the moment I think we only need a central midfielder, preferably one that can play on both positions (Krychowiak, Jorginho, Kramer).

  7. ADMIN, pls is it possible to ban transfer talks for now until January. We need to focus on rotating our squad and winning our matches.

    Pls is there any strong reason why Ramsey and Ox who are back to training should not play tomorrow. Is it because of CL match or that we have taken WBA for granted?

    1. I am sorry but JustArsenal is committed to giving you ALL the transfer news and gossip. If it is reported we must let you all know the details.

      Ramsey and Ox are training but still far from full fitness…

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