According to the Express, Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has been targeted by Arsenal has given the North London club a major boost regarding their chase of the player, as the Spaniard is ready to issue a deal ultimatum with La Liga side Atletico Bilbao.
The 22 year old, is one of Spains brightest young talents as reported by the Express, with the La Liga club shot-stopper set to ask for a pay rise this new season, which is something that has put Arsene Wenger’s team on red alert.
The goalkeeper is out of contract with the La Liga club in the summer transfer window, as per the Express, with the goal tender being able to agree a pre-deal terms with foreign teams in the winter transfer window in January when he only has six months remaining on his existing deal with the Spanish side, a development that is good music to the ears of the French tactician.
Atletico Bilbao have been desperately keen on keeping the goalkeeper at the club to a new long-term contract with the side, report the Daily Express, with the Spanish La Liga side having recently tabled the Spaniard an improved four-year contract recently.
Should the Gunners manage to get the Spaniard on a free, it’ll might just prove to be one of the signing of the League season.