Arsenal face Spanish fight for Marica

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Arsenal face a battle with La Liga outfit Getafe for the signature of free agent Ciprian Marica.

The former Schalke star’s agent had hinted that a move to north London was the most likely for his client, with an Emirates Stadium switch in the ‘pipeline’.

However, The Daily Express cite reports in Spain when claiming Getafe are lining-up the midfielder as a back-up plan if they fail to lure Yossi Benayoun to La Liga.

Marica began his career at Dinamo Bucharest before moving to Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007.

Four years after moving to the Donbass Arena, he left for life in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart. His spell at the club lasted until 2012, when he moved to the Veltins-Arena for a season.

After his release by Schalke in the summer, Marica remains without a club, and whilst Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains favourite to bring the player to the Premier League, competition is now coming from across Europe.

As well as Getafe, West Ham United are also credited with an interest in the Romanian international.

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