Arsenal are interested in 20-year-old Sevilla winger Bryan Gil, who has a €35m release clause, but they have to move quickly.

Bryan Gil of SD Eibar SAD during the Spanish league, La Liga Santander, football match played between SD Eibar SAD and Real Valladolid CF at Ipurua stadium on February 12, 2021 in Eibar, Spain. Copyright: Inigo Larreina
Bryan Gil of SD Eibar SAD during the Spanish league, La Liga Santander, football match played between SD Eibar SAD and Real Valladolid CF at Ipurua Stadium on February 12, 2021, in Eibar, Spain. Copyright: Inigo Larreina

Mundo Deportivo report that Arsenal and Barcelona are both interested in signing Sevilla winger Bryan Gil, who is currently on loan with Eibar. The player has a deal until 2023 and a €35m release clause.

Sevilla are aware of the possibility of losing the player and pushing to extend his deal. They want him to sign on to 2025 and increase his release clause to €150m. An extension agreement is reportedly edging closer, putting the pressure on Arsenal to move quickly.

Gil plays on the left, and he’s in a rich vein of form right now. All six of his goal contributions this season have come in his last six games, after making 10 appearances before that without one.

Arsenal are already fairly well-stocked on the wings, but you could argue they don’t have many natural left-wingers.

Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, and Willian have all had their best spells on the right, even if Pepe is doing well on the left recently. Gabriel Martinelli is probably best up front. Reiss Nelson suits the left, but he’s out of favour at the moment.

So I wouldn’t completely rule out a left-wing signing, particularly a creative player like Gil. Only Toni Kroos is completing more key passes per game than the Eibar loanee this season in La Liga, and Arsenal could do with some of that.

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