Arsenal enter race for Liverpool target Diego Carlos
The Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is focussing on defensive reinforcements this summer. This has forced him to lock horns with the Reds for the impressive La Liga star.
The 27-tear-old has a contract keeping him at Seville until 2024. Arsenal can however get their man if they are willing to pay his release clause worth £67million.
A lynchpin in defence, the Spanish side are 3rd in La Liga with the fifth-best defensive record. Carlos has contributed to it with a series of excellent performances that have seen him grab the attention of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Makes no financial sense
Although Dejan Lovren’s future is up in the air, central defence is not an area that needs massive investment for the Reds. The Croatian is at best the third choice defender, with the likes of Van Dijk and Joe Gomez ahead of him.
Van Dijk and Gomez have formed an excellent partnership at the heart of the Liverpool rearguard. The duo have continued to go from strength to strength every time they have played together.
With Joel Matip a capable understudy, the Reds are not under pressure to go big on a player who is not necessarily better than what we already have.
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Still 22, Gomez has benefitted from playing alongside the best centre-back in the world. There is no reason for the Reds to splash the cash when there are other areas that need reinforcing. If Arsenal are willing to meet Carlos’ release clause, they are more than welcome to do so.