£17m ‘New Cristiano Ronaldo’ wants Arsenal move

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The agent of Arsenal target Alvaro Vadillo has confirmed that his client wants to play for the club.

Reports in Spain today claimed that the Real Betis winger is in advanced talks with the Gunners, and could make a move from Spain to the Premier League in the January transfer window.

Those claims have been dismissed by agent Jose Maria Sanchez de Puerta, but he was happy to admit that his client would jump at the chance to ply his trade at the Emirates Stadium if the ‘rumours’ develop into anything more serious.

"Arsenal have not contacted me. Of course he would like to play for Arsenal, who does not? But right now there is nothing. It is just a rumour," Sanchez de Puerta told The International Business Times.

"Vadillo is a player that is going to cost a lot of money in the future and these rumours are normal."

The website goes on to claim that the Spanish U19 international, who has drawn comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo in the press, has a £17million minimum fee release clause in his contract at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.

Arsene Wenger has a number of Spanish stars at his disposal in north London, with Nacho Monreal, Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla all vying for first team places at Arsenal.

And, the arrival of Vadillo would give the Gunners chief even more options in attack as part of the favoured 4-2-3-1 formation.

It remains to be seen whether Arsenal do make their move for the player in the New Year.

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