Arsenal were reportedly scouting the centre back earlier in the season with Arsene Wenger looking at various ways to improve his back four with good value but high quality signings.
The club now have an opportunity to sort out a good deal quickly, which could go through as soon as the transfer window opens at the start of July.
Rami has admitted that while he has a lot of affection for Valencia, he has desire inside him to go and face new challenges with new clubs and that could spark a serious Arsenal offer for the French defender.
“I have learned a lot in Valencia and Spain. I am here today but that does not mean to say that I do not have desires elsewhere - I have a clause between 10 and 12 million euros so we will see what is best for me moving forward,” he told RMC.
Arsenal actually had one of the better defensive records over the course of the Premier League season last year, but there were criticism of the basic shape and basic skills of certain individuals within the defensive section of the squad.
Arsenal are also having to contend with various links and rumours, which are suggesting that the best players from that defensive group could be leaving the club this summer for new challenges.
The fact Rami could be available at such a cheap price makes him attractive to Wenger because he’s never shown a willingness to spend huge amounts of cash during his time at Arsenal.
The problem with that is it’s going to make it very competitive for him to choose the Gunners over some of the other sides who are bound to be interested in signing him on a long term deal.
He can certainly offer a lot to Arsenal because he’s at that age which suggests he’s around the peak of his career and he’d arrive with a lot of La Liga experience in the bank.
He’s also got four solid years of top flight French football to add to that experience, which means Wenger shouldn’t have any qualms over his ability should he be interested in making a move.
He’s also a French international so he’s used to the pressure and expectation which comes along with playing that top level of football.
As things stand he’s been told by Valencia that they are not willing to commission a deal, which would see him leave but that clause in his contract means any side which triggers it has the right to try and sign him.
Would he be a good capture for the Gunners?
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