Arsenal willing to take gamble on transfer of Real Madrid wonderkid

Ross Gibson

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 29: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on September 29, 2018 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Arsenal are among several clubs interested in the potential transfer of Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior, according to reports.

The 18-year-old is seen as one of the hottest prospects in world football right now, but is struggling for first-team game time with Los Blancos at the moment.

With so much competition for places in the Real ranks it won’t come as much of a surprise that Junior is struggling for minutes, but his regular exclusion from the starting XI means a host of European clubs are lining up to take the young attacker on loan.

According to Don Balon, Arsenal are among the interested suitors, and they claim the Gunners could be set to battle it out with a host of La Liga sides and other top European clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma.

Real could benefit from sending the talented player out on loan temporarily so that game time can continue his development, with Junior too good to be withering away in Real’s B team.

The Brazilian could prove to be an upgrade on Arsenal’s current players in Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi, and the player will no doubt be eager to live up to the big name he has given to himself for such a young age.


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