Barcelona starlet Sergi Samper would reportedly be interested in a move to Arsenal, according to reports in Spain.
The 20-year-old is capable of producing moments like this, and his presence in the Gunners squad would arguably be a welcome boost for Arsene Wenger.
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According to Fichajes, Wenger attempted to sign the talented youngster during the summer by activating the release clause of £8.5m in his current contract.
However, the deal failed to materialise on that occasion but it hasn’t resulted in the Gunners losing interest in the Barcelona ace.
Samper has failed to break into Luis Enrique’s first-team plans so far this season, and that has in turn led to suggestions that he may assess his options and look elsewhere to gain first-team opportunities.
While the competition for places would also be high at Arsenal, Samper’s ability to play as a defensive midfielder in a deeper role would certainly provide Wenger with a solution to one his issues.
The French tactician has a lack of depth in that department with Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Flamini his only realistic options, and so reviving his interest in Samper could result in a January move if the claims are true that he is willing to consider other clubs.