Joel Campbell will be allowed to leave Arsenal on a permanent basis this summer as the North London outfit have slapped a £5 million price-tag on his head.
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The Costa Rica international joined the Gunners in 2011 but has spent the majority of the last four years on-loan at various clubs. It looks likely that he has no future at the Emirates Stadium.
Campbell was impressive at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil and that raised hope that finally, he would be able to break into the first-team picture ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
He spent the first-half of the season with the Gunners, but after failing to make a start in the Premier League, he was shipped out on-loan once again to La Liga with Villarreal.
During his time in Spain, the 22-year-old found the back of the net once in 22 appearances and is attracting interest from Benfica, Fenerbahce as well as Real Sociedad, according to Mail Sport.
The Gunners could use the money from Campbell’s sale to fund a move for one of the many strikers that have been linked with a move to the Emirates this summer.
Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly on Arsene Wenger’s radar and there have been rumours in Germany that the club are preparing a £28.7 million bid for the Gabon international [via Star Sport].
Another transfer target is thought to be FC Porto hotshot Jackson Martinez, and Arsenal are understood to be leading the race for the Colombian after Serie A giants AC Milan dropped out of the race [via Telegraph Sport].
With the Gunners expected to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title next season, it’s evident that a prolific goalscorer is needed to complement the likes of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck in attack.