Arsenal want to sign 26-year-old Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan in the January transfer window, according to a report.
The S*n report that Arsenal want to address their disappointing start to the season by signing a midfielder in January, with Joan Jordan high on their shortlist.
Jordan has a £55m buy-out clause, but Sevilla are willing to listen to offers of around £32m. Arsenal would reportedly be willing to pay that kind of fee to give the team a boost for the second half of the season, and the player is keen on joining the Premier League.
This isn’t the first time Arsenal have been linked to Jordan. He was strongly rumoured to be on their shortlist when Aaron Ramsey’s departure was confirmed, with the midfielder then playing for Eibar with a €15m release clause.
Instead, he signed a four-year deal with Sevilla, of which he has two-and-a-half years left. This season, Jordan has a goal and three assists in 19 appearances, just one fewer goal contribution than he managed in the whole of last season.
Whether that’s enough to turn Arsenal’s season around is up for debate. Arguably, they need midfielders who can add to the goals directly. But perhaps if the build-up play was better, the forwards would be more prolific anyway.