According to reliable Spanish journalists on twitter, Arsenal are interested in signing Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera. Ander Herrera who is a central midfielder has been on Arsenal’s radar for the last 3 years with his former club Real Zaragoza confirming they were negotiating with Arsenal in regards to the transfer of the midfielder back in 2010 but nothing came out it before Athletic Bilbao signed him.
Yesterday, experience Spanish Journalist Tor-Kristian Karlsen who works with the Guardian Uk tweeted the following :
“If you follow Arsenal you might want to tune in to Athletic Bilbao vs Valladolid (just kicked off) 1/2”
He followed up the above tweet with :
“Have on good authority that the Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera is wanted by Arsenal 2/2.”
He was part of the Spanish team that won the Europe Under 20 championship in 2011 scoring the first in an eventual 2-0 win over Switzerland. According to reports, he should be available to the gunners if they are willing to pay as much as 15 million pounds for his services.
The 24 year old midfielder has been likened to Ex Arsenal captain FC Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas by those who have watched him play.