Arsenal are reportedly interested in a deal to sign Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno who has a £3m buyout clause inserted in his contract, the Mirror reports.
Moreno has had a wonderful season for the Yellow Submarines – scoring 16 goals this campaign including an impressive strike against Real Madrid in March – helping his team to a sixth place finish.
At 23, Moreno is destined for a future at the top-level. The report suggests that we have scouted the striker on a number of occasions this season, and he remains a target.
As talented as Moreno is, Wenger should be targeting bona fide world-class players capable of strengthening our first XI considering the number of options we have in the forward-line.
Players recruited in that position must be better than what we have, and in the case of Moreno it remains doubtful whether he fits that category.
Wenger has a tendency to buy players for the future, despite his career seemingly approaching its end. And as admirable as that is, the boss should focus more on the short-term.
Premier League success is as crucial to our future as signing tomorrow’s stars.