As we approach the mid of June, more and more players are being linked with top clubs, and Arsenal are of no exceptions. According to reports from Sky Sports, the Gunners have enquired over the availability of Benfica defender Lorenzo Melgarejo.
The 22-year-old Paraguayan, who operates mainly as left wing-back is valued at £5m and is also targeted by Turkish club Fenerbahce, but there hasn’t been any concrete offer in place.
The player’s agent, Juan Gabriel Appleyard told Radio Monumental “Arsenal and Fenerbahce have enquired about Melgarejo. But so far there has been nothing concrete.”
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis recently said that Arsenal are now financially ready to compete with European heavy weights and that manager Arsene Wenger has been provided a lump-sum transfer kitty to bolster the squad.
However, one cannot stop wondering why would Arsenal need a left-back when they purchased Nacho Monreal (who is settled at the club nicely) last January to compete with the highly talented Kieran Gibbs?
There is a need of strengthening in almost every section of the team but left-back is certainly not the area that the club should be thinking of reinvesting at the moment.