Arsenal have been linked with a move for Sevilla’s Ever Banega as new boss Unai Emery looks to rebuild his squad ahead of the new season.
The departure of Jack Wilshere has left a whole in terms of numbers, and even with the rumoured arrival of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, the Gunners need plenty of depth to compete in the Premier League, the Europa League, and the cup competitions next season.
The 29 year old has worked with the Spaniard twice before, at Valencia and Sevilla, and is player the new Arsenal head coach knows very well.
Después de tener prácticamente cerrado el fichaje del uruguayo Lucas Torreira, parece que @UnaiEmery_ prefiere al argentino Ever Banega. Su cláusula es de €20 millones, menos de lo que ha pagado #Arsenal por el portero alemán Leno, un gran fichaje.? pic.twitter.com/yMpVWcrfnX
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) June 20, 2018
He’s currently at the World Cup with Argentina, but his experience could be a real asset to the squad for the upcoming campaign. It would also provide Emery with a dressing room ally, something many new managers like to have when they come to a new club.
Banega was a solid performer for Sevilla last season, 50 appearances in all competitions so his reliability and durability would also be assets to a squad that has, in the past at least, suffered from injury absences.
We’ll give this one a tentative 4 on the Poo-o-Meter whose appearances have been sporadic so far this off-season.