Arsenal are reportedly planning a lucrative double deal for Real Madrid duo Keylor Navas and Lucas Vazquez – but do the Gunners need both players?
According to Spanish media, cited by Sports Mole, Arsenal are willing to pay £54 million for the pair, with both stars available to leave the Bernabeu this summer.
The Gunners have been heavily tipped to sign Vazquez in recent weeks, however, a move for Navas is a surprising new link.
Vazquez would bring plenty of pace, flair and creativity out wide for Unai Emery’s side, something that is desperately needed at the Emirates.
The Spaniard would offer Emery a different option over current playmakers Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and would bring plenty of experience to London, so a move for the midfielder looks a sensible one.
However, a move for Navas appears to be a strange one.
The report suggests that Madrid would allow Navas to leave for a fee around £18 million, so the Gunners spending that on what would more than likely be a back-up goalkeeper could be a bad move.
Emery looks set to place his trust in Bernd Leno next season, so the Gunners may be better off either allowing an academy product to provide cover to the German, or pursue a cheaper alternative, with experienced Premier League shot-stoppers Adrian and Michel Vorm available on free transfers this summer.