Arsenal are setting their sights on Girona’s Miguel Gutierrez, a promising left-back, in the January transfer window. The 22-year-old Spaniard, drawing attention from various clubs, has caught Arsenal’s interest. Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Gutierrez’s performances in La Liga recently.
Arsenal’s Left-Back Quest and the Rise of Miguel Gutierrez
Arsenal are considering strengthening their squad. Despite a strong season, they recognize the need for improvement. Adding depth to the left-back position is a priority. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu currently cover this role at Arsenal. Zinchenko has midfield capabilities, while Tomiyasu is primarily a right-back. Nevertheless, Arsenal aim to bring in an established left-back for added depth and competition.
Miguel Gutierrez, a promising target for Arsenal, has impressed despite his youth. Moreover, he has made 48 appearances for Girona and had ten senior outings for Real Madrid. Furthermore, known for his offensive skills, Gutierrez seeks to contribute to an attack-oriented team.
Gutierrez’s release clause is about £35 million. Moreover, his contract with Girona extends to 2027. Furthermore, he progressed through Real Madrid’s academy and moved to Girona in 2022 for €4 million. Real Madrid retains a 50% sell-on clause in his contract, indicating their ongoing interest in his career.
High Praise and Comparisons
Spain’s Under-17 coach David Gordo has lauded Gutierrez, foreseeing a bright future. Moreover, he believes that with adequate game time, Gutierrez could become a leading left-back. Furthermore, his attributes include a forward-thinking style, striking ability, ambition, and a winning mindset.
Zinedine Zidane, former Real Madrid manager, has praised Gutierrez as
His potential for high-level football is evident. Jacek Kulig of Football Talent Scout has compared Gutierrez to Real Madrid legend Marcelo. He suggests that Gutierrez shares similar qualities with the Brazilian star.
As Arsenal considers signing Miguel Gutierrez, his potential and versatility make him an exciting option for the Premier League club. They aim to strengthen their squad for competition across all fronts.
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