Report: Emery Eyes €14m Swoop For Real Madrid Player In January

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Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a €14million swoop for a Real Madrid player in January, with Unai Emery’s first winter window at the reigns set to be a busy one. 

The Gunners have perhaps got ahead of themselves due to a long unbeaten run, but two defeats in a row have highlighted that some of the same problems remain. In defence the Gunners continue to look vulnerable and in wide areas the attack in toothless. A wide forward and central defender are the clubs main targets if you believe the press, but it also appears that Emery wants another goalkeeper. 

Bernd Leno arrived in the summer, but it is likely this signing was not orchestrated by Emery but in fact Sven Mislintat. According to El Confidencial Real Madrid may be willing to let Navas leave in January for around €14million. Since Thibaut Courtois arrived in the summer from Chelsea, Navas has struggled for game time, particularly under most recent manager Solari. 

26-year-old Leno has been hot and cold since his arrival in the summer, and with Petr Cech expected to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires, it makes sense to add another experienced keeper to compete with the young German. 

It would be a knock to Leno to see Navas arrive though. The Costa Rican international would be leaving Madrid in search of game time, so would surely only join the Gunners with first team assurances. 

Although the report mentions January, this may be one for the summer, as Cech is unlikely to be forced out ahead of the completion of his contract.