Arsenal preparing summer move for €12m midfield star

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Pablo Fornals

Arsenal are reportedly considering a summer move for Malaga midfielder Pablo Fornals, according to reports in Marca.

The 21-year-old has been in good form this season scoring four goals and assisting twice in 18 La Liga games.

Reports in Spanish publication Marca claim that the North London club have been keeping tabs on the playmaker for a while now and a summer move looks to be on the horizon.

It further states that Arsenal scouts have been impressed with the youngster’s performance this season. However, the Gunners are not the only club interested and will have to move quickly to get a deal done.

Fornals has 2 more years left on his current contract with Malaga, but there is a release clause which is somewhere around €10m-€12m.

The attacking midfielder made 45 appearances for the Spanish club since joining the youth set-up back in 2012. He was given his senior call-up to the Spanish squad by Del Bosque against Bosnia and Herzegovina in November 2016.

The youngster is reportedly being eyed as a long-term replacement for Cazorla(as per Metro), has been ruled out for the rest of the season and at the age of 32, there are doubts on how long he would be able to contribute.

Sanchez and Ozil are out of contract in 2018 and are currently in discussions over new contracts, but according to the latest grapevine, they might not sign the extensions.

There are also doubts over the future of Jack Wilshere, who is currently on loan at Bournemouth. It seems Arsenal might be preparing for the worst too.

The 21-year-old is a versatile midfielder who can play anywhere in the center of the park. He has played in deep midfield, as No.10 and also on the flanks during his stay at Malaga which shows he can certainly emulate Cazorla at the Emirates.

However, he is still young and needs to step up his game to succeed in the Premier League. One thing, which goes in his favor is Pablo is still young and can grow leaps and bounds if provided with proper guidance.

Wenger has the reputation of finding young talented and lesser-known players from around the world and Pablo seems to be the next one in line.

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