Arsene Wenger looks to fill his centre back hole by bringing Valencia defender to the Emirates Stadium.
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Hedwiges Maduro is the latest player on Arsene Wenger’s desperate quest to sign a competent centre back to help beef up his back four options and the Valencia man is very much a player that the Emirates boss has been monitoring for some time.
The Dutch international was pretty much a regular at Ajax for four seasons before he decided to give a move to La Liga a shot and it’s a decision that has worked out well for the bulky centre back who can also work effectively as a defensive midfielder. During his time at Valencia Maduro has matured and improved and is now a consistent and regular performer at the Mestalla club.
Wenger was apparently very interested in the 25 year old Ajax youth graduate a couple of years back but no bid was made for his services at that time whereas now it appears the Gunners boss is hoping to bring in at least one quality centre back to give the North London club the strength in depth in needs to end the club’s five year long silverware drought.
Valencia will not be keen on selling £8m rated Maduro as he is reportedly in the form of his career at the moment and has helped keep Unai Emery’s side in the top four and the Los Che have one of the best defensive records in the La Liga to boot.
Maduro is an adaptable performer and it appears that successful schooling at Ajax has helped him become something of a utility player but his preferred position at centre back is the reason why Wenger wants to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
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