Arsenal’s recent problems in front of goal have been well documented, with the Gunners finding the net just once in 63 shots since Christmas.
That has led to calls for them to find a productive striker as a matter of urgency, but rumoured moves for the likes of Ivan Toney and Dominic Solanke have no substance in the January transfer window because of the Financial Fair Play constraints the club is currently finding itself up against.
Instead, they are considering cheaper options, and have now bid to sign Getafe strikerBorja Mayorel.
The former Real Madrid player has found the net 12 times from 19 starts this season, having finished last season with eight goals to his name. He has also created 15 chances and registered 21 shots on target, with a better conversion rate that any of the existing Arsenal forward options can claim.
Getafe have rejected Arsenal’s opening bid of ₤22 million, and, reluctant to lose their top scorer, are holding out for almost double that.
However, if the Gunners were to make an improved offer, they could find the money on offer too much to turn down.
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.