Arsenal, AC Milan and Olympique Marseille are circling if Sevilla don’t execute their purchase option for Miguel Layun this summer, according to reports in Spain.
AS write that Sevilla only have until the end of the month to take up their €6m option-to-buy, after having the defender on loan this season. Layun made 18 appearances for the Spanish side in the second half of the season, after receiving very limited opportunities in the first half of the campaign with parent club FC Porto.
Now, the defender is impressing for Mexico, helping his country to a clean sheet against Germany on Sunday. As a result, AS claim Arsenal, Milan and Marseille are ‘ready to sneak’ a bid.
Layun is a very versatile defender, playing on the left and the right as a full-back, and even in defensive midfield at times. He could make a good squad option as a result.
Right now, I’d put the Mexican way down the list in terms of Arsenal’s priority signings though. There’s no need to go spending money on another squad player when certain first-team positions still need strengthening, for example centre-back or the wing.
If Layun’s available for around the €6m price tag Sevilla could have him for, perhaps the club could make a bid. At this stage though, I doubt it.