We have recently been linked with a move for Swiss international Ricardo Rodriguez, with German publication Bild crediting us with an interest.
It may not be a coincidence that rumours of Nacho Monreal moving back to Spain have resurfaced at the same time, with Athletic Bilbao apparently making an €8m bid for the left-back, according to the Express.
Rodriguez has been phenomenal for VfL Wolfsburg once again, and has helped his side to an extremely impressive second placed finish. He is arguably one of the best left-backs in football at the moment, and is understandably being courted by a number of top clubs.
Bild suggests that we face competition from the likes of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, with both sides lacking in options at left-back.
The 22-year-old may cost a small fortune however, as the report reveals he currently has a contract extending until 2019. A €30m release clause is set to become active in the summer of 2016, but until then we would no doubt be forced to pay through the nose.
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It’s hard to see Arsene Wenger forking out that much for a left-back, especially when we have two decent options in Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal.
If we were to bring Rodriguez to the club however, it would surely spell the end for one of them. Monreal has displaced Gibbs from top spot this season, but considering his age Wenger may opt to sell the Spaniard rather than his English teammate.
Gibbs has always boasted plenty of potential, but injuries have hampered his career. Rodriguez would no doubt slot straight into the starting XI, with Gibbs continuing to fight for a starting berth.