Although striker and central midfield are priority positions for Arsenal in the summer transfer market, right back is also an area they are looking to strengthen, with the aim to find a quality nbck-up to Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu.
One name that is now on their radar is Jhitmar Lora, currently playing in Peru with Sporting Cristal.
Described as a rapid attacking threat, he has already won six caps for the Peruvian national side, despite only making his club debut in 2019.
He is under contract until 2023, but the expectation is that the Gunners would be able to snap him up for a reasonable price, and probably cheaper than if they shopped in Europe for somebody of equivalent quality.
Brexit has made South American players more affordable, and, because of changes to visa requirements, it is easier for players from there to get work permits than their European equivalents.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.