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Arsenal Eyeing Double Swoop For Spanish Duo, Bid Set To Go In
According to reports, Arsenal are eyeing up a double swoop on Barcelona for Pedro Rodriguez and Martin Montoya with a bid expected to be tabled in the coming weeks.
Pedro has failed to hold down a regular first team spot in Luis Enrique’s side this season and the 27-year-old has already confirmed he’ll seek talks with Barca officials to discuss his future.
With the Spanish international set to enter the final year of his deal at the Nou Camp, the Catalans are expected to cash-in this summer with the Telegraph claiming earlier this month that Barca officials have been touting the attacker to Premier League clubs.
Arsenal were reportedly one of the clubs contacted and it looks like we’re ready to formalise our interest as the Metro claim that we’re expected to lodge a firm offer over the coming weeks.
That move will supposedly be part of a double swoop on Barcelona as the newspaper claims that we’re also keen on signing unsettled right-back Martin Montoya.
The 24-year-old has also struggled for game-time in recent seasons and speculation suggests he’s ready for a new challenge, and it appears we’re ready to give it to him.
So what to make of this reports?
Well our interest in Pedro is long-standing so it comes as no surprise to read that we’re lining-up a bid, but I only think Arsene will press ahead with any move if Theo Walcott refuses to sign a new contract.
The Montoya rumour is a little more surprising as we already have Bellerin and Debuchy at right-back, so I don’t see the boss strengthening that area this summer.
Plus, with Dani Alves’ future uncertain, Barca will be short at right-back if they also let Montoya leave and let’s not forget they can’t register any new players until January 2016, so I don’t think this deal has any chance of happening.