Arsenal preparing move for Juan Quintero

Juan Quintero has emerged as a surprise target for Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The latest reports in Spain and England suggest that Arsenal are preparing move for Juan Quintero.

The Colombia international joined Porto from Pescara for a fee in the region of 10 million euros in July 2013. His contract expires in the summer of 2021. In January 2018, Quintero was sent to River Plate on loan.

Juan Quintero
Juan Quintero

This season, Quintero has scored 6 goals and provided one assist in 14 appearances for River Plate.

He’s incredibly experienced for a 26-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.

Juan Quintero has represented Colombia at Under-20 level, winning 13 caps and scoring 8 goals, before making his senior international debut in October 2012. As a member of Colombia national football team, Quintero won 22 caps and he scored 3 goals.

Arsenal
Arsenal

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Arsenal shortlist Juan Quintero as prime transfer target this summer.

Unai Emery is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

According to Teamtalk, “Arsenal are plotting a summer swoop to sign talented Colombia playmaker Juan Quintero, according to reports in Spain. Unai Emery is looking to offload Mesut Ozil at Emirates Stadium after deciding his £350,000 weekly wage could be put to better use at the club – and he already has identified two potential replacements. The first of these, James Rodriguez, could however come with quite a hefty price tag, as well as significant wages too – meaning the Gunners may not save too much by signing the Colombian, who is currently nearing the end of a two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich. And according to Don Balon, Arsenal have now identified Quintero as their No 1 target to replace the German – and have been given further encouragement after learning the 26-year-old could be available for a knockdown €22m later this year.”

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If Arsenal are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Arsenal.

Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.

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