ARSENAL are reportedly in the hunt to sign Sevilla star Bryan Gil – but may have to spend £100MILLION to secure his services.
The Gunners are said to be keen on the winger along with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Gil, 20, has burst onto the scene in LaLiga this year on loan at Eibar, with three goals and two assists.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Gil’s form means Sevilla are determined to tie him down on a more lucrative contract, while raising his release clause.
The youngster’s current deal expires in 2023 and contains a release clause of approximately £43m.
That could be within Arsenal’s means, which is why Sevilla are reportedly set to offer him a new contract, extending his stay by a further two years.
And in doing so they could reportedly increase his minimum fee release clause between £86m and £129m.
Gil, nicknamed ‘Little Cruyff’, is clearly very highly rated and his recent performances earned him a call up to the Spain squad in the latest international break.
However, such a big outlay would likely use up all of Mikel Arteta’s summer transfer budget.
Gil prefers to play on the left-flank, a position with good depth for the Gunners – Arteta has used Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emile Smith-Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli in that role this season.
The Spaniard is also said to be targeting Achraf Hakimi in a £43m move, and it remains to be seen if Arsenal can afford both.
As a result, the North London outfit may have to sell players to raise funds or set their sights on other players.
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