Arsenal fans who want to see Celta Vigo forward Nolito join the club this January may be excited by his latest Instagram activity and reports in Spain.
AS have reported that the Gunners are ready to pay the Spanish forwards £12million release clause in January. The news was reported on Instagram and the player himself liked the post.
This could mean nothing, but it does add fuel to the fire. Arsenal could feasibly be in the market for a new forward in January, with Joel Campbell struggling to make an impact in the first team and Alexis Sanchez looking more fatigued each week.
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Nolito’s £12million release clause looks good value for money at the moment, he has scored 7 goals in 10 games this season and can play across the front three. The Gunners may have to fend off of interest from Barcelona though, as they seem keen to bring the Spaniard back to the club he played for between 2008 and 2011.
Some may question whether more than £10million should be spent on someone who is approaching their 30’s, but personally I see it as a small price to pay for a player who might prove to be the difference in the title race.
Nolito main position is on the left wing, a position where there is currently a lack of competition. Alexis Sanchez is playing there, but only because a lack of options, as he is equally adept on the right. Lukas Podolski is yet to be replaced and with Danny Welbeck injured and Campbell failing to convince, a move is more than possible.
This is definitely one to keep an eye on over the winter window.