Arsenal boss Unai Emery joins £15m race for Club Brugge’s Brazilian star Wesley Moraes
UNAI EMERY has joined the race for Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes.
The Arsenal boss has been tracking the Club Brugges striker this season and is weighing up a £15million move in January.
Wesley, 22, has been in stunning form in the Belgian First Division and netted against Monaco when he played against Gunners legend Thierry Henry in the Champions League.
Emery will go up against Fiorentina and Valencia for the forward, who began his vocation with Trencin in Slovakia when he moved to Europe from South America.
Wesley has a long haul contract with Brugges, until 2023, but his club could be tempted to cash in with a decent offer.
Emery is looking to add competition to his strike-force of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
His priority is signing a left-back over fears Nacho Monreal will leave toward the finish of the season when his agreement terminates.
He also has a long-standing interest in Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, who he worked with in La Liga.