Premier League clubs Manchester United and Arsenal have made known their intentions to sign Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto this summer. Luciano, 22, joined Athletico Madrid from Villarreal for a fee of €20m in June 2015.
The goal poacher, in his last season with the submarines scored 12 goals from 32 league appearances. But unfortunately, he has failed to replicate his form at the Capital City club has managed only one goal in La Liga and finished the 2015/16 campaign with three goals in all competitions.
United and Arsenal are monitoring Vietto’s situation at Vicente Calderon, that’s according to talkSPORT. The striker has fallen out of favour with Athletico manager Diego Simeone as he has seen first team appearances limited with the Athletico Madrid.
Atletico are reportedly ready to sell the player if the interested club can pay the fee they paid Villarreal for his signature a year ago. It’s a well known fact that both Arsenal and Manchester United are looking for a striker in the transfer market.
Arsene Wenger has accepted defeat in his side’s efforts to sign England international as the Arsenal manager believes Vardy will continue at the King Power Stadium. It is no more news that Leicester City star Jamie Vardy was a priority target for Arsenal after the north London club triggered his release clause.
Arsenal will face stiff battle from several clubs across Europe as Vietto has set his sights on playing for Spanish champions Barcelona, alongside his compatriot Lionel Messi.
Vietto told Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, “Yes, I’d love to play with him [Messi]. Who would not? But I know nothing about Barcelona, only what I have seen on social networks and in the media. After finishing my holidays I’ll make a decision.”
His agent Jorge Cyterszpiler has confirmed interest from 15 European clubs, which include Spanish and Italian clubs.
Mundo Deportivo quoted Cyterszpiler as saying, “There are about 15 clubs interested in him: Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Villarreal, AC Milan, Inter, Roma, Lazio… I spoke with Lazio and they are a great club, but the competition is high,” another report from.
If Wenger doesn’t want to spend big, he should take a gamble on such talents. Fans should remember that if Arsenal had taken a gamble on current African Player of the year, Aubameyang when he was at French side Saint Etienne and Arsenal were linked to him, Arsenal would have been better of with the Gabonese. Arsenal failed to gamble on Mkhitaryan when linked to the club, now he is one of the most chased players in the transfer market.