Arsene Wenger is closing in on signing Paraguayan attacking midfielder Miguel Amiron in a deal worth up to an estimated £11.1 million pounds.
Amiron currently plays his trade at Argentinian side Lanus and has reportedly already agreed personal terms with the North London side.
However it is thought that should Arsenal manage to bring in Amiron before the summer transfer window slams shut that he will be loaned out immediately so he can gain more first team experience.
The 22-year-old signed for Lanus last summer after having a marvellous campaign for Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno the previous season, where he has since gone on to make 17 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Having featured only once at international level for Paraguay it seems unlikely that the midfielder would require a work permit and that should a move take place over the next few days that Arsenal’s dealings with both the player and the club would be straightforward.
The Paraguayan is by trade an attacking midfielder by trade but can also play in a variety of different potions across the midfield.
News of Amiron’s imminent arrival will be much welcomed by the Gunners faithful, in what has been thus far a quiet transfer window for Arsenal. The arrival of the Paraguayan followed by the likely arrival of Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Courna is a sign that Arsene Wenger is finally investing money into key areas of the squad.
Wenger’s lack of transfer activity has been heavily criticised in recent years by the supporters with the Frenchman failing to bring in the necessary players needed to take Arsenal back to the top and whilst Amiron may not necessarily be the signing they have long been waiting for, it is still a sign that the club are heading back in the right direction.
Many feared that Wenger would have stuck to his principles and not brought in any more new faces through the door, however with the imminent signings of Amiron, Mustafi and Perez on the way it clearly shows that something has changed in Arsene’s thinking.
Arsenal have been a million miles away from reaching the summit of English football for over a decade now and in Arsene Wenger investing money into squad, maybe it is finally a sign that he is ready to put his hand in his pocket and do something about it.