Fernando Calero has got Arsenal fans very excited by revealing that he is in London amid rumours that he could make a cut-price £10million move to the Emirates.
Unai Emery is in the market for a new centre-back after Rob Holding’s season was ended prematurely through injury, while Laurent Koscielny is still working his way back after tearing his Achilles in May.
‘If we can take one player to help us at centre-back, I think it’s a good option,’ Emery confirmed earlier this month. ‘But a transfer is not easy.’
Real Valladolid centre-back Calero is believed to be top of their list, while his release clause of just €11m (£10m) has already attracted interest from clubs such as Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla. And the 23-year-old fanned the flames of speculation further on Sunday night by posting an image on Instagram from London Waterloo.
Arsenal have been forced to play Granit Xhaka at centre-back in recent weeks due to their defensive crisis, but Calero would ease their problems considerably.