NEWS
Saturday June 8 2019
Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan wanted by Arsenal

Arsenal have joined the race to sign in demand Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan, according to reports in Marca this weekend.

Jordan, who joined the Basque side in 2017, has impressed as a regular in their midfield in the past two seasons, and the 24-year old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, with clubs in Spain and England linked with him.

Europa League finalists Arsenal are the latest side to join the queue, with Premier League rivals West Ham, and La Liga side Sevilla already submitting bids for him.

Currently, Jordan has a €15m release clause in his contract, which expires in June 2020, so Eibar could be willing to do a deal that is a lower fee than the clause - however they are unlikely to drop under €10m as 20% of any sale goes to his former club Espanyol.

All three clubs are all expected to have to battle it out, with La Liga pair Valencia and Villarreal also interested in a move, with the former the only side able to offer Champions League football for 2019-20.

Football Italia website