Real Betis president and manager will head to London to discuss the prospect of Arsenal striker Joel Campbell heading out on loan again next season.
Real Betis want to sign Arsenal forward Joel Campbell on loan again next season.
The Costa Rica international has been a decent player for the La Liga side, scoring two goals in the Spanish top flight and supplying his team-mates with a single assist.
Like Gunners forward Theo Walcott, Campbell has been deployed on the right wing for much of this season.
The 20 year-old is expected to eventually play up front as an orthodox striker, but has spent time on the wing to help him adapt to European football both this season at Betis and in the previous campaign for FC Lorient in French Ligue 1.
Real Betis manager Pepe Mel revealed to Legionarios de Costa Rica he plans to head to London with club president Miguel Guillen to talk with Arsenal officials about Campbell.
“Soon I will travel to London with (Miguel) Guillen to ask the Arsenal in the second year of assignment of Campbell,” said Mel.
Campbell himself revealed to the same site he is happy to either stay with Real Betis or move back to the Gunners.
“I have a contract with (Arsenal) and also wish to play with them, but I’m very comfortable here playing for this team (Betis) with all my heart.”
Arsene Wenger is currently alternating between Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott up front, and with a hefty sum to spend in the summer thanks to the club’s huge cash balance, he could move for a senior striker in the transfer window.
Whether he does so or not will likely decide Campbell’s fate next season.