Arsenal ‘set their sights on £25m-rated Udinese attacking full-back Nahuel Molina, and are ready to offer defender Pablo Mari as part of a deal’
- Nahuel Molina is comfortable playing anywhere down the right flank
- Arsenal will hope bid of £25m including Pablo Mari can be agreed with Udinese
- Mari has impressed at Udinese having been on loan from Arsenal since January
Arsenal are already looking to boost their full-back options ahead of next season and are reportedly targeting Udinese star Nahuel Molina.
Molina, who is comfortable playing anywhere down the right flank, has starred for the Italian club this term, earning interest from inside Italy as well as abroad.
According to fichajes.net via MessaggeroVeneto, the Gunners are leading the hunt though for the 24-year-old who has 15 caps for Argentina.
Udinese’s attacking full-back Nahuel Molina is a reported transfer target for Arsenal
Udinese are already reportedly targeting a replacement, but the price tag of £25million (€30m) for Molina is thought to have put off any potential suitors in Italy.
Instead interest appears to have come abroad from Atletico Madrid – but it appears Mikel Arteta’s men may hold the key to sealing any potential deal this summer.
Although it appears unlikely at this stage that the Gunners are ready to splash a similar amount of cash to the price tag quoted, they do have a bargaining chip in Pablo Mari.
The Gunners are reportedly weighing up a bit that would include on loan star Pablo Mari (left)
Mikel Arteta is looking to steer Arsenal back into the Champions League next season
The defender has been on loan at Udinese since January and has been a revelation so far for the club, settling into the first team and helping them pull clear of the fight against relegation.
A cash deal including Mari could interest Udinese and help boost the Gunners’ right side ahead of what could be an exciting campaign at the Emirates Stadium next season.
The Gunners are in the box seat in the top four race and know victory in their last five games will secure them a return to the Champions League for the first time in five years at the expense of bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who trail by two points.
However, Arteta’s men face a tricky test in the first of those games on Sunday when they travel to high flying West Ham in a crucial London derby.