Arsenal target Spanish U21 starlet

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Arsenal are being linked with a move for Spanish youngster Ander Herrera.

The Real Zaragoza midfielder has quickly established himself at La Romareda, and now Spanish paper AS reports that Arsenal have made their €10 million move for the player.

After some impressive performances for the Zaragoza B side, Herrera earned his chance for the Blanquillos last term and went on to make 18 appearances in the club's Segunda Division promotion season.

José Aurelio Gay has since replaced Marcelino García Toral at the helm of the Aragonese, but Herrera has continued to feature, with 22 La Liga appearances to his name so far in the current campaign.

The Spanish media claim that Herrera's representatives have already made the trip to north London, with Arturo Canales and Fernando Segui meeting executive director Ivan Gazidis.

Herrera has a €24 million minimum fee release clause in his contract, but the Gunners are looking to capitalise on Zaragoza's increasing debts with an opening offer well short of that valuation, and AS predicts that a figure in the region €15 million could well see the Spanish U21 international make the switch to the Premier League.

Drawing comparisons to Cesc Fabregas for his vision and creativity, basque-born Herrera has reportedly impressed Arsene Wenger with his growing maturity.

A move by the Frenchman would see Herrera add to the growing list of young Spaniards moving to the Emirates club, with Fabregas and Fran Merida two others making the switch at an early age.

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