Arsenal tracking £18million-rated Mario Hermoso as potential transfer signing

first_imgHermoso has impressed at Espanyol (Picture: Getty)Mario Hermoso is a target of Arsenal this summer as Unai Emery looks for defensive reinforcements, according to reports.The Espanyol defender has been one of the surprise packages in La Liga this season, earning a call-up to the Spain national team for the first time last November.Emery is desperate for a new centre-back, with doubts over the long-term future of Shkodran Mustafi.The German has continually underwhelmed in Emery’s first season as Arsenal boss and Spanish outlet Sport claim the Gunners want Hermoso.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal tracking £18million-rated Mario Hermoso as potential transfer signing Advertisement Comment Coral BarryWednesday 22 May 2019 12:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link879Shares Advertisement Emery speaks to press ahead of the Europa League finalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 24:21FullscreenEmery speaks to press ahead of the Europa League final is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal or Chelsea? Robin van Persie makes Europa League final prediction Arsenal are keen to offload Mustafi and buy a replacement this summer (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Hermoso, who could be available for around £18million this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe only issue for Hermoso’s suitors is that Real Madrid inserted a buy-back clause into his contract when they sanctioned his switch to Espanyol in 2017.Real can bring Hermoso back to the Bernabeu for just £6m, but it is suggested Los Blancos may buy the Spaniard back only to sell him on at a profit. Espanyol value Hermoso at around £18m (Picture: Getty)Emery is facing a crucial summer at Arsenal, having been handed a modest transfer budget.Arsenal will have around £75m to spent even if Emery does manage to secure Champions League qualification for next season by beating Chelsea in the Europa League final.Emery wants at least three signings this summer and has reportedly demanded the addition of a centre-back.last_img

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