Arsenal have ‘scouted’ Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino ahead of a potential move to the Premier League, according to journalist Ryan Taylor.
The Spaniard’s contract in La Liga isn’t set to expire until 2027 but does have a £70m release clause included, and having previously been linked with a move to several top-flight clubs, could be available for a significantly lower fee.
Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the Yellow Submarines may be open to sanctioning the 20-year-old’s sale for a fee of at least £42m, though negotiations for any potential suitor still won’t come easy.
Asked by GiveMeSport whether Barcelona’s Raphinha could be an option for Arsenal having recently been linked again, Taylor name-checked Pino and suggested that several other unnamed players are expected to be considered at the Emirates Stadium.
“There are other names as well that I would expect to enter the fray. Yeremy Pino’s a player that’s been scouted.
“What I would say about him is, although he’s a player with very high potential, he hasn’t quite performed to the heights that he did last season.
“And also, with Danjuma set to depart Villarreal, I don’t think they would really be keen to lose both of those players, despite the encouragement towards (Arnaut) Danjuma to look at other options.”
TIF thoughts on Pino to Arsenal…
£42m is a big sum to pay for a player who’s still in his development stages, but taking into consideration how impressive he is, Edu should splash the cash to bring him to north London.