If this deal does go through in the next few days, and the growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours suggest that there is something to it at least, it will be the third bit of business done by Arsene Wenger and would surely be the final move from the Gunners this month.
It would also confirm the Frenchman’s ongoing commitment to the future of the club. Because although Jose Luis Gaya is making a name for himself as one of the most exciting young players in La Liga, the Valencia star is still just 19-years old and has only made 26 first team appearances for his Spanish club in all competitions.
But the left back is apparently already good enough to be considered one of the best players outside of the big three of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico and is already being considered by Carlo Ancelotti to replace the Portugal international Fabio Coentrao.
According to the Daily Express, Wenger is aware of the interest from Real Madrid and is so keen on young Gaya that he is ready to meet the release clause of £13.5 million to bring him to Arsenal. That may sound a lot for a teenage defender but when you consider that Man United paid more than twice that for Luke Shaw, it could turn out to be a bargain if the defender fulfils his potential.
But Arsenal do have two left backs fighting for a starting place already, so is Jose Luis Gaya really the transfer we need?