Arsenal are desperate to sign €25m-rated Spanish defensive rock

Arsenal are eager to sign Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso and planning to make a bid in July when the transfer window opens again. Unai Emery wants to strengthen the back-line, and his primary target is Spain international who had a great season and paid attention.

Shkodran Mustafi linked with several clubs, Laurent Koscielny already 33-year-old, Rob Holding has a severe injury, and they need replacement. Spanish manager set to spend considerable money on the footballer during the summer transfer window.

PSG, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are also keen to sign him, and there will be a contest for the player. The 23-year-old centre-back joined the Spanish club from Real Madrid in 2017 with a free deal. He became an unchanged figure for the club and scored several important goals since joining.

In this season, Spanish defender played 35 matches and scored three goals in all competition. It is a fantastic result, and he can improve his consequences with top-class partners. Hermoso has contracted with the Budgerigars until 2020, and his release clause is nearly £40m.

He became a regular member of the Furia Roja squad which is already a significant achievement for the player. Probably Mario will accept the correct offer from the Spanish coach. Gunners will do everything to add him this July, but it won’t be easy as Parisians, Los Rojiblancos and Bavarians also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.

London club heavily linked with Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti and Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout.