Arsenal prioritise move for Valencia winger if Lacazette or Aubameyang leave

Valencia's Spanish midfielder Ferran Torres (L) and Young Boys' Swiss defender Kevin Mbabu vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Young Boys and Valencia at the Stade de Suisse stadium on October 23, 2018 in Bern. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal are prioritising a move for young Valencia winger Ferran Torres if one of their forward options leaves this summer, according to a report.

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Ferran Torres celebrates after scoring a goal on October 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE / Getty Images

Jordan Choco of Soccer Link claims Ferran Torres of Valencia is one of the Arsenal priority signings this summer if either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette leave the club. Atletico Madrid are also in contact with Torres’ agent.

Torres mostly plays on the wings, only very occasionally appearing at centre-forward. As a result, you’d imagine the plan would be to play the remaining striker in the middle and have Torres play out wide. It’s clearly not a like-for-like swap.

The 20-year-old has six goals and seven assists this season in a strong campaign so far. He’s up to 35 appearances, and his contract only lasts until 2021.

You can certainly imagine Arsenal pushing for a cut-price deal for a player with high potential right now. Then again, with possible competition from other top clubs in Spain and abroad, the 20-year-old probably wouldn’t come cheap enough.

Until the Premier League is back and Arsenal end the season strongly, the chances of a serious move for a young winger at a Champions League club (they were in it this season anyway) remain very low.