Arsenal close to signing Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid in January

With less than two months to the January transfers window, the rumour that Arsenal wants to sign Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid has resurfaced. It is understood that Arsenal failed in a bid to secure the services of the Spaniard in the Summer, maybe the Gunners will get the right things done this right time.

Like speculations have never sleep since last Summer, Arsenal together with Bayer Leverkusen and Roma have reignite their interest in Vazquez. According to reports, Leverkusen and Roma are just latent chasers which means Arsenal who competed with Bayern Munich, Inter and PSG for Vazquez’s signature last Summer are the winger’s prime chasers, and that gives the North Londoners the edge over Leverkusen and Roma in the forthcoming January transfer.

Arsenal is believed to have tabled €20M offer in the Spanish capital to lure the 28-year old and Real Madrid is willing to let their three times Champions League winner leave Santiago Bernabeu this January, claimed by El Desmarque, a Spanish Media Outlet.

The willingness of Madrid to let Vazquez leave is heavily marked by the purchase of Hazard from Chelsea, where the winger has failed to steal shows from the Belgian play-maker and Gareth Bale at the left and right flanks respectively.

Vazquez has managed to net only one goal in 8 appearance this season, and leaving Real Madrid will be a good decision especially in the phase of in search of regular football. Though going to Arsenal would be great news for both Vasquez and Arsenal fans, he will not just walk into Unai Emery eleven at Emirates Stadium as the development of young talents at Emirates this season has been prioritized.

This season, Unai Emery has been on the nerves of emerging young players at Arsenal to push their development to the point where they can genuine, and regular, contenders for the first team. Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson (19), Joe Willock (20), Emile Smith Rowe, Konstantinos Mavropanosand and Bukayo Saka are all Arsenal youngsters who have impressed Emery so far.

After Arsenal’s Europa League game against Standard Liege, Unai Emery shared a thought on progress of Arsenal young players and this can mean any aging player including Vazquez who make a future switch to Emirates will find things difficult in getting Emery’s attention for regular football.

“We can be excited by the process with the young players but also we must be calm because the process is continuing,” said Emery. “With Bukayo, Willock and others I want them to improve their progress in the squad.”

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