Possible Arsenal boost in bid to sign Mexico international

Arsenal could sign Miguel Layun after the Mexico star ruled out a return to Sevilla

Arsenal boss Unai Emery Photo: Football.ru / Wikimedia

Arsenal have been handed a possible boost of Mexico international Miguel Layun ruled out a return to Sevilla this summer.

According to The Sun, Arsenal have been tracking the full-back and Layun has impressed like the rest of his Mexico team-mates in the World Cup so far.

Layun played a key role in Mexico’s historic 1-0 win against defending world champions Germany in their opening group game.

The Mexican defender spent the second half of the La Liga season on loan at Sevilla from Portuguese outfit FC Porto.

However, Layun believes a return to Sevilla in the current transfer window isn’t likely to be on the cards after the World Cup.

Layun told Cadena SER: “I’m just like everyone, waiting for something to be confirmed. In a tournament like the World Cup I’m totally focused on what I want to achieve here, but of course there is always that issue of not knowing what will be of my future.

“Participating at such an important club in Europe was very special. I expressed that it would be a dream to be able to continue with the team.

“I still haven’t ruled out the possibility of staying at Sevilla, because for me it would be very nice.

“It’s complicated. But I think if they had the intention [to sign me] they would have already communicated with me and with my agent.”

The 30-year-old scored two goals in 16 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga side.

Watford supporters will be familiar with Layun after the Mexican defender made 21 appearances during a brief stint at the London side between 2014 and 2015.

The Gunners have already signed Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner and Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the summer transfer window so far.

Emery has also been linked with a move to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Arsenal finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season.

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