Arsenal to rival Real Madrid for the sigining of £14.6m Spanish wonderkid

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Arsenal look to be winning the battle to complete the signing of highly-rated Valencia left-back Jose Luis Gaya, according to reports in The Metro.

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The young Spanish defender looks almost certain to depart the Mestalla in the near future after reportedly rejecting a new deal at the club and has therefore sparked interest from Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

Any deal to sign the 19-year-old is likely to cost at least £14.6m and the Premier League side will face competition from La Liga giants Real Madrid who can offer him the luxury of remaining in Spain.

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Unless there are plans to play him further forward as a left winger, the youngster would be behind Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs in the pecking order if he were to join the North London outfit due to the intriguing battle to be the first choice left-back between the pair.

Gaya has made 31 league appearances for Valencia this season  with his one and only goal so far coming in a 3-0 win against Cordoba back in September.

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