Arsenal eyeing move to sign 24-year-old Sevilla star – report

Arsenal are keen on a move to sign Sergio Rico from Sevilla this summer, according to reports

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Arsenal are keen on a transfer bid to try and sign Sergio Rico from Sevilla this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish newspaper Marca, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Gunners are keeping tabs on the 24-year-old shot-stopper as Unai Emery looks to bring in a new goalkeeper this summer.

The goalkeeper has been a regular fixture in the Sevilla team over the last four years and Arsenal have reportedly expressed an interest in signing him this summer.

Emery knows Rico already because he worked with the goalkeeper during his spell in charge of Sevilla.

Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper this summer, with Petr Cech approaching the last spell of his career at 36 years old.

The same report says that Premier League rivals Watford are also interested in a move for Rico this summer.

Arsenal confirmed their first signing of the Emery era this week when they completed a deal to sign right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Emery has been tasked with steering Arsenal back into the Champions League spots next season after the Gunners missed out on a top four finish for the second campaign last term.

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