Argentine defensive-midfielder Lucas Biglia, 26, has revealed that high-profile clubs Arsenal and Real Madrid are interested in signing him over the summer transfer window.
Biglia currently plays for Belgian Pro League team Anderlecht, who have recently just won a record 31st Belgian League title after holding closest challengers FC Brugge to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
The Argentine international has currently been capped six times for Argentina and has already made it clear he would like to leave Anderlecht even though he still has three years remaining on his contract.
Biglia is quoted as saying by Todo Merchado:
There has been contact with Real Madrid and Arsenal and we are waiting.
If Real Madrid decides to make an offer, everything else would be put in the background. We’ll see what happens.
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I have a contract with Anderlecht until 2015, but the club know that I intend to leave. We have negotiated my buyout clause and if a club comes to pay it, Anderlecht will let me go.
While he is quite blunt in naming Arsenal as his fall-back option, in hindsight there is little doubt Biglia is a fall-back option for Arsenal with Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila more likely to be the Gunner’s top priority.
What do you guys think of Biglia? Do you think the Argentine could be a better fit than Rennes midfielder M’Vila? Or is he simply just a good back-up option? Feel free to leave a comment below!