Two months ago I brought you a player profile of the Spanish youngster Alvaro Vadillo; who had been dubbed the ‘Spanish Cristiano Ronaldo’ by pundits in his homeland and was attracting serious interest from Manchester United.
I gave you the usual factoids; his date of birth, debut, history and other clubs interested. However; perhaps the most interesting revelation of all was that Vadillo had been learning English whilst recuperating from a serious knee injury sustained in 2011.
So a move to England is certainly on his mind and now reports suggest that Arsenal will be the lucky ones to bring him in; all thanks to some clever inter-club dealing.
Arsenal and La Liga outfit Real Betis reportedly signed an agreement last month to set up a formal partnership that would see players and training methods from both clubs being exchanged for the benefit of each party.
It was even reported that Betis wanted to take Emmanuel Frimpong, Maraoune Chamakh, Francis Coquelin and Johan Djourou to Seville; much I imagine to The Gunners pleasure.
According to ArseBlog discussions between the clubs in question have already started regarding matters such as Joel Campbell returning to the club next season on another loan-spell and other names expected to be linked in the near future.
However they also share that reports in Spain suggest that Arsenal want to put into effect a first option clause on the exciting teenager.
He activated a new contract this season which took his release clause to €20 million so a deal is not going to be imminent but simply put The Gunners want to make sure that if he ever does live up to the tag given to him he demonstrates that ability at The Emirates rather at a rival club.
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