Arsenal receive HUGE boost in their hunt for Villarreal wonderkid Yeremy Pino after ex-Gunners boss Unai Emery admits that the 19-year-old ‘will have to leave’ this summer if the Spanish club receive a sizeable transfer offer
- Villarreal boss Unai Emery admitted Yeremy Pino may have to leave the club
- The Spanish side are in the midst of a financial crisis ahead of the new season
- Arsenal are favourites to land the Spanish winger after making a £33m bid
- Mikel Arteta wants to add more attacking reinforcement to his squad
Villarreal could be forced to let wonderkid Yeremy Pino go for a cut price this summer after manager Unai Emery revealed the player ‘will have to leave’ if a suitable bid is made.
Arsenal are currently favourites to land the Spaniard after submitting a £33million bid – less than half his contracted release clause.
Speaking at Villarreal’s press conference ahead of the start of the new La Liga season, Emery said: ‘If an offer arrives for players like Yeremy Pino, then he will have to leave.
Villarreal are willing to let prized asset Yeremy Pino leave this summer due to financial issues
Unai Emery admitted he is resigned to losing key players during the current transfer window
‘We have a responsibility with the club. It is what it is.’
The latest revelation gives Emery’s former club a boost that a deal may be imminent for the talented winger who bagged six league goals last season as Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga.
He additionally registered four assists in 21 starts, while also featuring seven times as Unai Emery’s side reached the Champions League semi-finals.
Pino is no stranger to Premier League opposition
They were then beaten by Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s side went on to lose in the final against Real Madrid.
Economic problems at the club mean that the 19-year-old could be one of a host of players set to depart as the transfer window prepares to slam shut at the end of August, with Villarreal seeking to bolster their finances.
Pino is one of the Spanish league’s most exciting prospects and Liverpool were also interested in the youngster, but Arsenal are the first club to make a move and could soon announce their capture of the youngster.
Mikel Arteta has spent heavily this summer but wants to add further attacking reinforcements after Arsenal’s failed attempt to land Raphinha who went on to join Barcelona.
Villarreal had been expecting big offers for star players Arnaut Danjuma and Pau Torres this summer but now face the prospect of losing their upcoming star after deals for the mentioned stars failed to materialise.