Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Villareal winger Alex Baena. However, they will face competition from other teams for his signature.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a winger in the January transfer window. Hence, the rumors of Alex Baena have gathered pace in the last few days.
ARSENAL AND ALEX BAENA TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal are interested in signing Villarreal winger Alex Baena. However, they are only monitoring his situation. Mikel Arteta wants to sign a winger in the January transfer window. They have already loaned out Nicolas Pepe for the season to France. However, the Gunners will sell him in the next summer transfer window.
There are also suggestions that Reiss Nelson will also be sold in January. Hence, it looks like Arsenal will have the funds to sign a new winger in January. Therefore, the name Alex Baena has popped up. The winger has a release clause of 30 million euros. He also has a contract until 2025. However, the contract will not mean anything if the Gunners activate his release clause.
THE GUNNERS ARE ALREADY PLANNING FOR THE JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW
It looks like Mikel Arteta is already planning for the January transfer window. There are claims that the club is also looking to loan out Marquinhos in January. The plan is to loan him out to a team that can provide him with regular football. Hence, the Gunners will need to sign a winger to boost the squad. Arsenal also wants to sign a midfielder in the next transfer window.
Mohamed Elneny is out with an injury until 2023. Hence, Mikel Arteta is planning to sign a defensive midfielder. Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Jesper Lindstrom was linked with a move to the Gunners. The report also claims that Arteta also wants to sign Shakhtar winger Mykhaylo Mudryuk. However, the winger is currently too expensive in the January transfer window.
Hence, Alex Baena would be a good signing for Arsenal. The report also claims that Villareal is planning to extend his contract. They are also looking to increase the fee of his release clause. Therefore, Gunners will have to move fast if they want to sign him for 30 million.
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