Villarreal’s stance on Yeremy Pino transfer amid Arsenal and Liverpool interest
Arsenal are being linked with a move for Villarreal star Yeremy Pino, but how do the Spanish club see the situation?
It has already been a busy summer for the Gunners, who have spent more than £100million to improve their squad.
But it seems the Gunners are not quite done yet, with around three weeks still remaining in the summer transfer window.
That expected bid is significantly below Yeremy’s release clause, which is understood to be a touch under £60million.
But things are not quite that straightforward for Villarreal, who have a decision to make.
The Yellows were expecting to lose one star this summer, with star centre-back Pau Torres expected to leave.
But the market cooled on Torres, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and others looking elsewhere.
Meanwhile, interest has also cooled on Arnaut Danjuma, and that has left Villarreal short of salary space.
The Yellow Submarine don’t have financial issues by any means, but they, like all La Liga clubs, have to operate within a specific salary limit.
And the lack of departures means they cannot complete incomings unless there is a significant sale, and the Spanish club are already working on offloading fringe squad members.
But they know the sale of Yeremy would solve their issues overnight, as they look to sign the likes of Giovani Lo Celso.
Villarreal still have to balance that issue with Yeremy’s importance, though, with the 19-year-old one of their crown jewels.
Yeremy is a key part of Unai Emery’s plans, and his value is only going to increase, meaning this may not be the right time to sell.
That dilemma is where Villarreal find themselves amid talk of interest and likely bids from Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Yellows will carefully consider the situation over the coming days, but in any case, if Arsenal are making a bid worth £33million, they will likely have to increase their bid if they want to pull off a deal.
Yeremy is still only 19 and he is already a big part of Luis Enrique’s Spain plans.