Arsenal eye defender Mario Hermoso but landing him would be greatest cautious exchange upset since Sol Campbell
ARSENAL have their eye on Espanyol defender Mario Hermaso — who is viewed as one of the most sultry prospects in La Liga.
But could Unai Emery struggle to get the deal over the line if Real Madrid come calling.
The 13-time Champions League winners have a buy-back clause for the 23-year-old and could purchase the young star at a small amount of the cost that the Gunners are putting forth.
Hermoso has just received his first call-up to the Spain national team — and his expanded profile will just put him all the more conspicuously in the shop window.
The defender has helped Espanyol to five clean sheets from 12 games, and is viewed as extraordinary compared to other protectors in La Liga.
Such defensive ability would certainly help Emery’s side out.
Despite their impressive form this season, Arsenal’s shortcomings still lie at the back.
The Gunners have scored 26 league goals, but have conceded 15 which would propose that they need boosting their alternatives at the back in January.
If they’re to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City, they will have to sort out their goal deficiency as their opponents have surrendered ten less objectives in a similar period.
Arsenal’s plans to increase their options at the back include a £35m offer for Hermaso, and additionally a £26m offer for Juve safeguard Daniele Rugani.
Marca reported three days ago that Espanyol, who are currently chasing Champions League football, are getting to be worried that Hermoso will leave in January.
They are reportedly waiting to see if Real make a move, and realize they can do nothing about it if Florentino Perez chooses to swoop.
Real Madrid have confirmed in recent hours that Solari is their new coach consistently subsequent to being given an arrangement till 2021.