According to Spanish media out let Fichajes.net, Arsenal manager has set his sights on Atletico Madrid star Koke for a January move. The high rated youngster has been on Arsenal radar since as far back as 2009 but the French man is now ready to move for the player and he is convinced he he has chance of signing the midfielder come January according to the reports.
Koke only recently signed a new deal with the Spanish capital club that will see him remain at the club till 2018 but the reports claim that does not bother Wenger as he tries to leverage on Atletico Madrid’s financial troubles like he did when he signed Santi Cazorla from Malaga 2 years ago.
Koke who is a central midfielder can also play on the wings and he is just 21 years of age and if the reports are to be believed, he is seen as the ideal long term replacement for Tomas Rosicky who is in the last year of his Arsenal contract. Wenger can according to the reports sign the player for as little as 15 million pounds.