Madrid Finally Agree To Sell Arsenal Target, Liverpool Favourites To Land Him

Arsenal target Asier Illaramendi is a target for Liverpool. [Picture: Getty Images]

Arsenal target Asier illaramendi is closer to making a move out of the Bernabue, after Real Madrid decided it’s time to offload him, according to Metro.

The Spanish midfielder who joined Madrid from Real Sociedad two seasons ago has not had the best of time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with former boss Carlo Ancelotti preferring Xabi Alonso and new signing Toni Kroos to him.

Illaramendi’s fortune at the Spanish capital is not about to change anytime soon, with new manager Rafa Benitez making it clear that he will only be a backup to Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, prompting the 25-year-old who has also been tracked by Liverpool to consider his options.

The reports also says the Reds currently lead the race to sign him, with long serving player Lucas Leiva set to leave Anfield after 9 years at the club.

Illara would be seen as an upgrade on the deep lying midfielder Leiva, and will partner Jordan Henderson.

Arsenal, despite being linked with a move for Illara this summer, are not short of options in central midfield with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla all fighting for two spots.

2 Comments Madrid Finally Agree To Sell Arsenal Target, Liverpool Favourites To Land Him

  1. Bob Smith

    And just where does he play in a midfield three that already has Can Millner and Henderson we still have Lucas Allan Lallana Courtinho Firmino Ibe plus Ings Benteke Sturridge Origi This is R Madrid trying to make it look like the player is wanted by clubs No truth in this at all

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    1. Brian Nyole

      BoB Smith, we do need him. He would be our best defensive midfielder and a reliable one. Lucas is good, but he is injury prone, him and can would be a fine backup for Asier.

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