Arsenal move ahead in race to sign highly-coveted international star

Arsenal have received a welcome boost in their bid to sign Nolito from Celta Vigo, according to the Metro.

The Spain international has been linked with a switch in the coming window, with Barcelona and Arsenal heading a cue of potential suitors for the in-form goalscorer.

Reports are now emerging to claim that Celta Vigo are looking to see their current star move abroad, as opposed to strengthening a rival, leaving the Gunners as the new favourites to sign him.

Barcelona could still meet Nolito’s release clause however, which is believed to be £12.6 Million, although Celta are said to be trying to negotiate a higher release clause into a new contract at present.

The former Barcelona B forward joined from Benfica for just under £2 Million in 2013, and since become a full international for Spain, and is highly likely to make the squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament this summer.

The 29 year-old is yet to participate in an international tournament, but would be unlucky not to make it to the upcoming one.

Updated: November 20, 2015 — 2:10 pm
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