Arsene Wenger is said to be keen on a couple of La Liga’s finest stars as he looks to inject some more talent into a squad that could still lose a couple of players seeking astronomical wages. The pair that the Gunners are chasing are a good mixture of youth and experience.
Arsenal are believed to be keen on bringing Dani Guiza and Ruben de la Red to Emirates Stadium.
Mallorca striker Guiza finished the 2007/08 season as the Primera Liga’s top scorer, bagging 27 goals in 37 appearances.
He is also rumoured to have attracted the interest of Barcelona and Valencia, and is likely to demand a transfer fee of around 15million euros (£11.8m).
Midfield star De la red has enjoyed a productive year at Getafe, but has recently seen Real Madrid take up the option to bring him back to Santiago Bernabeu.
Despite returning to the Spanish champions it is expected that an offer of around 12million euros (£9.4m) would tempt Los Blanco into a sale, a valuation which could also lure Tottenham into renewing their interest in the player.
Both Guiza and De la Red have been included in Spain’s squad for Euro 2008 and could find themselves on the shopping list of a host of other clubs, should they succeed in transferring their impressive domestic form onto the international stage. (Sky Sports)
De la Red’s career at Real stagnated somewhat but the 22-year-old has managed to get into the Spanish squad for Euro 2008, such was his form whilst on loan at minnow Getafe. Now it appears that Real coach Bernd Schuster’s main reason for bringing him back was so he could cash in on the midfielder. Dani Guiza, also in Luis Aragones’ squad, had a great season and has been around for a while, having invaluable experience that could aid a youthful Arsenal squad. Do Arsenal fans like the look of either of these Spaniards?