Emery makes move and ‘launches offer’ to sign Real Madrid midfielder Llorente for Arsenal
Reports have claimed Arsenal have launched offers to sign Marcos Llorente from Real Madrid.
Gunners boss Unai Emery could be on the verge of guiding the club to a European trophy, something Arsene Wenger was never able to achieve, and that means money to spend on possible transfers.
The Spanish boss has just loss Aaron Ramsey to Juventus on a free deal after they failed to agree a new contract, while Danny Welbeck has also left the club after seeing his contract run out.
And that means that Emery will need to delve into his transfer kitty to add one or two midfielders to his side, and one name that has been mentioned over the past few weeks is that of Llorente.
Llorente is keen to leave Madrid this summer and is keen on a move to the Premier League in search of some regular game time, with his future at the Spanish giants seemingly over under boss Zinedine Zidane.
And according to reports on Spanish publication AS, the midfielder has already received proposals from Arsenal, while Roma have also expressed an interest.
Speaking about Llorente’s future last month, Zidane suggested that the midfielder was not in his plans for next season. ‘I’ve known Marcos for a long time, he is a player that is constantly improving,’ said the Madrid boss.
‘The only thing for him is that he needs to play more because that will help him. ‘I remember when he was at Alaves [on loan], he played regularly and he had a phenomenal season there.’
We have said it once before and we will say it again, Arsenal are at that stage in the game where only big named signings will make a difference to the side, they should be done with talents.
Llorente has failed to make any sort of impact at Madrid, much like Denis Suarez with Barcelona, and although he could be brought in as back-up, he will cost in excess of £20 million and considering the Gunners will have limited funds, that is too much.
Llorente would not be a good signing by Emery.