Arsenal have offered Lucas Vazquez the chance to more than double his wages by moving to North London, according to reports in Spain.
Eduardo Inda of OkDiario exclusively revealed on Spanish TV outlet El Chiringuito TV that Vazquez has “a great offer from Arsenal and Unai Emery”. He explained that Arsenal are offering around €8m-a-year net, compared to the €3m to €4m he earns annually in Madrid.
Emery has apparently “set himself the goal” to sign the player this summer. He thinks the 26-year-old can be a difference maker in the Premier League, and is willing to make a decent offer to Real Madrid to complete a deal.
Despite all that, Vazquez is reportedly considered “non-transferable” by Madrid, according to the Spanish outlet. He has a contract to 2021, and they don’t want to let him go early.
You can understand why, looking at the player’s last season with the club. He scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in 53 appearances in 2017/18, a more than decent return. It’s made even better when you consider how many of those appearances came from the bench. Overall, he contributed to a goal every 117 minutes last season.
Perhaps Emery could convince the winger he would get more starts at Arsenal, and combine that with the financial incentive to put some pressure on Madrid. It’s still a long shot if the club don’t want to sell though.