According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are still in the hunt for a right-back and have identified Southampton’s Cedric Soares as an option.
The 28-year-old will be out of contract in the summer and it’s said that the Saints would be open to a cut-price offer in the hope of recouping the £5 million fee they paid to Sporting Lisbon in 2015.
Hector Bellerin’s return to fitness and the recent promising performances of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has ably covered for the Spaniard in recent weeks, would suggest we’re better off spending our limited resources reinforcing other positions.
That said, with Calum Chambers out for the season and Shkodran Mustafi potentially facing a spell on the sidelines, perhaps we’re wary of being caught short.
Soares has plenty of experience. He was part of the Portugal side that won Euro 2016, he’s notched more than a century of games for the Saints and has European experience.
Even for a cut-price £6 million, we’re not wholly convinced.