Arsenal ready to offer £35m to sign 23-year-old – report

Arsenal are prepared to offer £35m for Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso, according to a report

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Arsenal manager Unai Emery Photo: Screen grab

Arsenal are hoping to pull of a transfer coup and sign Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso in the January transfer window, according to a report in Spain.

Spanish media outlet Marca, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the Gunners are interested in a potential deal to sign the 23-year-old from La Liga side Espanyol.

The same article states that current Champions League title holders Real Madrid could enter the race to sign Hermoso, which would complicate a potential move to Arsenal.

According to the same story, los Blancos have a buyback option with Espanyol after Hermoso moved to the Spanish club from Real Madrid in 2017.

The Sun go on to claim that Arsenal are prepared to pay £35m for Hermoso, who received his first call up to the Spain squad this week.

Hermoso failed to break into the first-team at The Bernabeu but racked up 67 appearances for Real Madrid’s B and C teams before his move to Espanyol in July 2017.

The Espanyol defender has scored two goals in 12 games in La Liga this season, finding the net against Celta Vigo and Eibar.

Unai Emery will be hoping that he can convince Hermoso to move to Arsenal given the Spanish theme at the Emirates Stadium.

The new Arsenal boss, who has previously managed Sevilla and Valencia, has two compatriots in the current Gunners squad: Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Michael Owen reacts to Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Man United
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Roy Keane makes exciting prediction about Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker reacts to Jose Mourinho being sacked by Man United
The Sport Review
Unai Emery opens up about Arsenal’s January transfer plans