Arsenal renew interest in €20m La Liga midfielder as Ramsey replacement

Date published: Tuesday 19th February 2019 10:23

Arsenal have revived their interest in Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, with a view to completing a summer move for the 30-year-old, according to reports.

Banega, who played under Unai Emery at Valencia and Sevilla, was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer and January, but the Gunners couldn’t get a deal across the line.

However, the Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal are ready to go back in for Banega when the transfer window reopens.

Emery regards Banega as a possible replacement for Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey, who is set to leave Arsenal after 11 years.

Banega, who has been capped 65 times by the Argentina national team and was a member of the country’s World Cup squad, has a buyout clause of €20m.

Reports on Sunday indicated that Arsenal may also be tempted to sell impressive young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi to PSG, giving them another reason to look for reinforcements in the position.

The Daily Express claimed that a bid of around £60m would be enough to make Arsenal seriously consider selling the man they signed from Lorient last summer for 10 times less than that amount.

 

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