Arsenal have reportedly offered Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez €8m-a-year after tax to sign for the club.
The Gunners certainly seem to be in the market for an attacking wide player and according to Edurado Inda, a journalist with the Spanish paper, Okdiario, Vazquez is one of the players they are trying to land.
Vazquez, who created the most assists for Real Madrid last season (16), is said to be ‘untransferable’ for the La Liga side.
But this hasn’t stopped Arsenal and Unai Emery who have reportedly made the player a ‘succulent offer’, although how they are able to do that when Real Madrid are not open to selling the player is anyone’s guess.
“Lucas Vázquez is facing the same temptation as Morata and has a great offer from Arsenal and Unai Emery,” Inda said. “They offer eight million net euros per season before the three and something that wins at Real Madrid.”
Arsenal reportedly made an offer for Vazquez at the end of the last summer window. Dario Gol reported that the club joined Roma, Liverpool and Juventus in trying to sign the player.
At the start of March, Vazquez reportedly held ‘secret meetings’ with his agent over a move away from the Spanish side.
Vazquez, who turns 27 on Sunday, has been at Real Madrid since he was just 15 and has slowly risen through the ranks. However, the Spain international is reportedly still unhappy with his lack of consistent game time. He averaged just over 50 minutes per game in La Liga last season.
Vazquez is currently on international duty with Spain at the World Cup. He played four minutes against Portugal before starting against Iran. He was subbed off in the 79th minute and was on the bench for their 2-2 draw with Morocco.
Although he has nine caps for his country, he is yet to play a full 90 minutes for them.