Arsenal are still interested in a move for Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan as an Aaron Ramsey replacement, hoping to take advantage of the player’s €15m release clause.
Back in March, Marca wrote that Unai Emery was set to hit the transfer market to find a replacement for the departing Welshman and among the best placed to fill the position was Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan.
The player’s contract expires in 2020 and he has a €15m release clause, so his club are 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 the clause amount.
In March, Arsenal were reportedly ‘in position’ to move and were waiting on Emery’s decision. Now, the player is wanted by Sevilla, Valencia, and West Ham while Arsenal are still deciding if they want him or not.
Jordan finished the season with four goals and four assists from midfield, 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, sounding more like a Granit Xhaka replacement than a Ramsey one.