According to Estadio Derportivo, Unai Emery has identified Eibar’s box-to-box midfielder Joan Jordan as a potential midfield recruit this summer.
The Gunners are set to lose Aaron Ramsey to Juventus on a free at the end of the season and with doubts over the long-term future of Mesut Ozil, Mohamed Elneny and even Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Spaniard is on the hunt for good value players who’ll fit our tight budget.
Jordan, no relation to Sp*rs’ nutcase Joe, has been a mainstay in the Eibar midfield this season making four assists and scoring three goals in 29 appearances this season.
The 24-year-old, who has previously played for Espanyol and Real Valladolid, is under contract at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium until 2020 and has a release clause of just £12.8m. It’s thought his owners will want to do business this summer for fear of losing him on a free in a year’s time.
Since Sven Mislintat’s departure, the job of getting transfers over the line appears to be a collective effort, involving scout Francis Cagigao, head of football Raul Sanllehi and the coaching team, led by Emery.
It’s been leaked by the club that our plans for the summer are in good shape, time will tell whether Joan is part of them.