Atletico Madrid are open to the idea of losing Argentine striker Luciano Vietto this summer to any club who can pay an excess of €20 million (£15.4 million) for him which is the exact fee the club paid Villarreal last summer for the 22-year-old forward.
Vietto who is known as a highly tactical forward has flopped during his time at the Vincent Calderon scoring only one league goal and three goals in all competitions for the red and white last season. This is in contrast to his form in his last season in Villarreal where he scored 12 goals in 32 La Liga games.
According to talkSPORT, Arsenal and Manchester United are the two clubs who have been monitoring the youngsters situation at the Vincente Calderon with a view of signing the forward this summer.
Arsenal think that it is possible to sign the forward considering his young age and exploits. Arsenal are trying to exploit the possibility of signing the Argentine U-20 international after Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy declined a summer move to Arsenal rather opting to wait until July when the European Tournament is ended. Though Wenger might refuse to accept it that he is still dwelling on the past after declining to sign the likes of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Saint Etienne in 2013 before Borussia Dortmund swooped on him.
It will be wiser for Wenger to sign the youngster who has proven he would develop further in Arsenal than sign a 29-year-old for £20 million and who may be past his prime with a season wonder that might not be replicated. Wenger is a known to sign wonder kids and spot talents but it was unfortunate that he failed to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan before he was sold to Borussia Dortmund from Shartkar Donestk in 2013.
Based on these, it will be a wise choice for Wenger to sign the young Argentine rather than sign a player for a big fee who will has less time to develop more and might flop at the club.