Wednesday November 14 2018
Arsenal, Bayern Munich interested in Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are ready to rival Real Madrid to sign Espanyol central defender Mario Hermoso, cites a report in Diario Sport.

The 23-year-old only joined the Catalan club last summer from Madrid in a €400k deal while he has a contract until 2020 with a €40m release clause in place.

However, previously Diario AS clarified several aspects that would mean the European champions could bring back the Spaniard for a fee as low as €7.5m.

Madrid possess a €15m buyback clause while they also are said to still own 50% of his rights, meaning they can sign him for half that price.

Hermoso has become a regular for Espanyol and also possesses a goal threat – netting twice this season – while he previously starred for Madrid’s Castilla team.

Football Italia website