Amid links to sides all over Europe, including Arsenal, Racing Club’s Carlos Alcaraz has reportedly set his sights on a move to the Premier League.
The Sunday Mirror (via The Boot Room) report that Carlos Alcaraz has set his sights on a Premier League move this summer. Arsenal are reportedly interested, and they’ve sent scouts to watch the 19-year-old play.
One other interesting point to note is that interested parties have been told there will be no negotiations for Alcaraz’s departure until June.
That probably suits Arsenal, as they won’t want to get too heavily involved in transfer talks until they know whether or not they’ll be in the Champions League.
Marca reported this week that Arsenal were among a list of clubs with an interest in Alcaraz, joining Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Juventus, Spurs, Inter Milan, and AC Milan in the race.
All of those clubs have reportedly sent enquiries or scouts to Racing Club for the teenager. But the Mirror suggest the player’s preference is a move to England.
Alcaraz has a contract until 2026 and a release clause of $25m (£20m), and Racing want at least £16m, according to Marca.
Alcaraz is a midfielder and has already played almost 60 times for his club’s senior side, scoring eight goals and assisting six.
Arsenal will be targeting a more experienced midfielder this summer to upgrade the starting lineup, but they could also use some midfield depth. They may view Alcaraz as one for the future in the position.