Arsenal set to make summer move for 27-year-old La Liga defender

By | May 31, 2020

Arsenal are reportedly contemplating whether to make a summer move for Diego Carlos.

Liverpool have also been rumoured with a move for the Sevilla defender as they look to strengthen in the defensive third of the pitch, Jurgen Klopp has identified Sevilla star as a perfect defensive partner for Virgil van Dijk.

Due to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, it has previously been suggested that the Gunners will not be major players in the upcoming transfer window.

However, according to El Desmarque, the North London club head-coach, Mikel Arteta is keen to secure a contract for the 27-year-old defender after an impressive first season at Sevilla.

Since making a move from Nantes, Carlos has played 31 games in all competitions, which includes 25 starts in the Spanish top-tier.

Although the Gunners will not contemplate paying the player’s release clause, believed to be around £67.5m, the Premier League outfits may attempt to negotiate a deal with Sevilla to lower the asking price as neither Liverpool and Arsenal are refusing to pay his full release clause.

La Liga another defender Pau Torres has been also a transfer target for both Liverpool and Arsenal.