Report: David Moyes planning summer talks with Arsenal outcast

Joel Campbell Arsenal

David Moyes is reportedly keen on signing Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell.

22-year-old Campbell is currently on loan with Villarreal in La Liga, having been used as a makeweight in the transfer for centre-back Gabriel Paulista.

With 40 caps for Costa Rica despite his young age, Campbell enjoyed a glorious rise to fame last summer, excelling as his nation achieved far more than expected at the World Cup. The young winger put in a number of top class performances despite being a relative unknown, and his reputation skyrocketed with a number of teams interested in signing him.

There were calls for Arsenal to utilise him more in the first-team set-up, although that has not really come to fruition, with just 10 appearances to his name this term. Some of the other clubs in for the forward were Premier League sides Stoke City, West Brom and Swansea, as per the Mirror, while Real Sociedad were said to be keen on Campbell. As reported by the Daily Mail, Sociedad boss David Moyes was looking towards the Premier League to strengthen his side in January, but failed in his pursuit of Campbell.

However, that has apparently not been too much of a deterrent for Moyes, who is said to be keen on going back in for the striker in the summer. Diario Vasco claim that relations between both Moyes and Arsenal remain solid despite the deal collapsing in January, and the former Everton and Manchester United boss is preparing a summer bid for the forward.

There is no indication that Arsenal would be prepared to let Campbell leave, considering he is considered a bright star of the future. However, the 22-year-old clearly wants to play first-team football, and he may push for a transfer if that cannot be guaranteed at the Emirates Stadium.

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