Arsenal are ‘in position’ to move for Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan as an Aaron Ramsey replacement, hoping to take advantage of the player’s €15m release clause.
Marca write that Unai Emery is set to hit the transfer market to find a replacement for the departing Welshman, and among the best place to fill the position is Eibar midfielder Jordan.
The player’s contract expires in 2020 and he has a €15m release clause, so his club are also willing to negotiate his departure to avoid ending up with nothing. 20% of any transfer fee will go to Espanyol, meaning Eibar are unlikely to settle for less than that clause. Arsenal are reportedly in position to move and are waiting on Emery’s decision.
Jordan has three goals and four assists from midfield this season, and the Gunners have seemingly been following his progress closely. The 24-year-old is strong on set pieces and creating chances, as well as dribbling with the ball, plus he has a good long shot on him.
Of Arsenal players who have played more than 180 minutes of Premier League football this season, only Mesut Özil has created more chances per 90 minutes (2.4) than Jordan for Eibar (2.2). The Gunners could evidently do with some extra creativity in midfield alongside the German.