Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez this summer.

The 26-year-old is a super-sub at Madrid, rarely trusted to start games but frequently appearing off the bench. According to Don Balon, this isn’t enough for Vazquez, who is fearing the impact that Isco’s and Marco Asensio’s form could have on his playing time.

As a result, Arsenal and Liverpool could be interested in signing him. The Gunners have been linked with various wingers this summer but have yet to bring one in. With just over a week remaining of the transfer window, it doesn’t seem that’ll be changing, I feel.

Vazquez came through Real Madrid’s academy and became a part of their first-team squad after an impressive loan at Espanyol during the 2014/15 season. He made 50 appearances in all competitions for Madrid last season, although 30 of them were from the substitutes’ bench.

Despite the report saying Vazquez is worried about first-team football, Real manager Zinedine Zidane does appear to like the player and ensures he gets on the pitch plenty of times. And with Arsenal keen to trim their playing squad before they add to it, it’s unlikely they will make an approach for the winger until they cut a number of players.

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