Arsenal must not let financial implications derail their move for Pavon

Arsenal’s alleged move for Cristian Pavon has been hit with a stumbling block after Boca Juniors raised his release clause to £37.5m, according to AS.

What’s the word?

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been busy in the transfer window, recruiting five new players so far.

The Spaniard has brought in right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, goalkeeper Bernd Leno, defender Sokratis, midfielder Lucas Torreira and teenager Mateo Guendouz.

Argentina international Pavon, who has earned nine caps for his country, has also been among the list of rumoured targets.

The latest news coming out of AS, though, is that Boca Juniors have raised the winger’s price tag to £37.5m following his performances at the World Cup in Russia.

How should Arsenal react?

If Arsenal are in the market for a new winger, then Pavon is certainly an impressive option.

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At the age of 22, the attack-minded player has already established himself in his homeland, and there is no doubt that he would strengthen the Gunners having scored seven goals and created 19 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions last term.

Providing support to Arsenal’s forward stars from wide areas is something that the Argentine could do comfortably, and he would guarantee that the north London outfit return to the Champions League after a two-year absence.

However, the price could be an issue for a club that appears to be spending on a budget this summer, but in today’s market the fee is not extravagant, and Sven Mislintat should take what might be seen as a risk by some.