Pablo Fornals, the promising young midfielder currently playing for Malaga, has been linked with a move to Valencia but with Arsenal declaring an interest that move is now reportedly on hold.
According to the reports, the 21-year-old came very close to signing for Valencia but any potential move to the Mestalla will have to wait as youngster is tempted by the potential of playing for Arsenal.
With Santi Cazorla still recovering from his injury and 32-years-of-age, Arsene Wenger is most likely to offload the Spaniard in the near future in order to make room for a young promising play-maker like Fornals.
A possible transfer fee for Fornals is reported to be around £10 million, an amount set in his release clause, but any further details of said clause remain unclear. His contract runs until 2019 but he’s all but set to leave Malaga this summer.
The youngster has made 29 appearances for Malaga, and is one of Spain’s rising stars.
He’s adapted to play in multiple central roles with his style more suited for a slightly deeper role from where he often sends long balls forward.
He’d fit in the current Arsenal squad in a position behind Mesut Ozil, if the German doesn’t leave this summer, where his abilities could be utilised in the best way.