Following the decision to allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join Barcelona during the January transfer window, Arsenal are in need of a top-quality striker this summer.
According to football.london, the north London club is looking for players in key positions, including two new forwards and a central midfielder, with a backup right-back also being considered.
Both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah have four months left on their Arsenal contracts, and the Gunners have been linked with a move for Villarreal midfielder Yeremy Pino.
Real Madrid and Arsenal, as well as a slew of other European clubs, are reportedly interested in signing the young striker, according to El Desmarque.
Football Audit has all the information you need on the teenager, including what he would bring to Mikel Arteta’s side if he signed this summer.
Pino, a talented forward from Las Palmas, Spain, is just 19 years old.
He’s a versatile player who currently plays for Villarreal in La Liga, where he mostly plays on the right wing but can also play in the middle as a centre-forward.
Pino joined Villarreal’s youth academy when he was 15 years old and has since established himself as one of the club’s most promising young players.
The gifted teenager possesses a rare combination of speed, deft dribbling, and composed finishing, which has helped him garner a lot of attention across Spain, including an international debut for Luis Enrique’s side last year.
Pino, who helped the Yellow Submarines defeat Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League final last season, demonstrates maturity far beyond his years and became the youngest Spanish player to start a major European final.
He made headlines last month after scoring four goals in a 5-1 win over Espanyol, demonstrating his clinical ability against the Barcelona-based club.
Pino also has the ability to work hard off the ball, which is something Arsenal manager Arteta looks for in his forwards.
Pino, who reportedly has a £67 million release clause in his contract, is usually used on the right wing but has also been used as a central striker this season, and the prospect of him playing alongside the likes of Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, and Martin Odegaard would be a tantalizing prospect for Arsenal fans.