Report: Real Sociedad sporting director has held talks with Arsenal striker Joel Campbell

Real Sociedad are reportedly keen to sign Arsenal striker Joel Campbell.

Real Sociedad director of football Loren travelled to Leon on Thursday to talk with Arsenal striker Joel Campbell over a permanent move to Spain, Spanish publication AS report.

The Costa Rica international spent the past six months on loan at fellow La Lia side Villarreal, though playing a number of matches on the wing rather than his preferred striker role.

Real Sociedad boss David Moyes, however, is keen to bring Campbell back to Spain, but predominantly as a strike partner for Mexico international Carlos Vela.

With his options with the Gunners limited, the 22-year-old could consider a move to the Basque outfit extremely appealing and reports suggest that he has already been contacted in regards to a summer transfer.

“La Real are persisting with their original plan now that the player has returned to Arsenal and Director of Sport Loren took advantage of last night’s friendly between Spain and Costa Rica to travel to León to talk to Campbell and his agent in person,” the report states.

As per a previous report by the Daily Mail, a £6 million offer is on the table and with Campbell having just one year on his contract remaining, boss Arsene Wenger is open to the idea of the selling him.

The former Saprissa man found the net only once for Villarreal, but his ability is evident and as a number nine he has the potential to become a top striker in Europe.

The Gunners, however, have plenty of attacking players currently on their books and with further competition to Olivier Giroud mooted this summer, perhaps the time is right to cash in on Campbell.

The report goes on to say that David Moyes was in London to negotiate with Wenger directly, so surely it is only a matter of time before this deal is pushed through.

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