Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal have hit a snag yet again in December as they dropped 6 points in the last two games to stay in the 4th place in the points table, 9 points off Chelsea at the top of the table. The manager has had a few injury issues to worry about which might see him jump into the January transfer market for additions. The manager will be looking to add players to his midfield and attack but recent reports have revealed that Wenger is now pondering over a move for Valencia full-back Jose Luis Gaya.
The 21-year old left-back is one of the most impressive youngsters in the Spanish domestic circuit and has been a regular starter for the Spanish side this season. He has been included in the Spanish national squad but could not replace Jordi Alba or Nacho Monreal for crunch games. However, he has enough experience for his tender age, having managed to make more than 100 senior appearances for Valencia already in his career. Gaya was a reported target of Real Madrid after his impressive 2014-15 campaign but the youngster signed a new contract with Valencia in May 2015.
But the Spanish side, who are now genuinely struggling to stay in the top flight, are looking to offload him to balance the books and they may even sell him bit cheap, even though he possess a €50m release clause in his latest contract.
An attack-minded full-back with loads of pace to burn, Gaya, is not too different to the Spaniard on the other flank at the Emirates. Like Hector Bellerin, Gaya, is also a quick and smart full-back who loves to attack. His passing is decent and his crossing is exemplary but his attacking instincts have at times sold his team short at the back. However, at 21, he has many years under his belt to turn into one of the best players in the position for club and country in years to come.
With Marcelo and Jordi Alba occupying the full back spots for top clubs in his native country, the striker turned left-back will be a decent fit at Arsenal. With Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs not too far away from an exit, Wenger needs a world class talent to keep his back line strong and this might be the perfect time for Wenger to get his hands on his man.
With the Spanish outfit in some financial troubles, Wenger can lure Gaya out of the club at a cheaper price and if he can do so, he will give the youngster a chance to settle into the first team. Neither player in that position at the Emirates are long term options so the manager will have to jump into the transfer market sooner or later for a quality star. There are not many players with such potential ready to move so Wenger will be well advised to finalize a deal for the Spaniard when he is available. Do you think Gaya is a decent option for Arsenal? Post your opinions in the comment section.