Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen on amplifying his options upfront in the January transfer window, and as per the Daily Mail, the North London club have cast their eyes on Celta Vigo striker Nolito.
The French manager failed to land his striker target in the form of Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema during the summer, and is now looking to bolster his attack with the signing of Nolito in the new year.
The Gunners are not really short of goals this term, as they have 13 in the league already, and comprehensively defeated Manchester United 3-0 last Sunday, but the inconsistencies of Olivier Giroud and the susceptibility of Danny Welbeck to injury has prompted Wenger to go all out for a top notch striker.
Theo Walcott – primarily a winger – has been seen this season fighting for a starting berth in the striker’s role with Giroud, but Wenger now wants more competition upfront and will make efforts to sign Nolito in January.
Born in Sanluca de Barrameda, Nolito, 28, has been in brilliant form for Celta Vigo since the start of last season, with 13 goals in 28 appearances for the La Liga outfit.
Celta Vigo are currently third in the league this term, having been boosted by Nolito’s five goals in seven La Liga outings, and the player is also attracting interest from European champions Barcelona.
Once of Benfica, Nolito has impressed Arsenal’s scouts in recent weeks and the North London club will continue keeping tabs on the Spanish forward who is currently on international duty with the Spain squad.
Nolito started his footballing career with the likes of Sanluqueno and Valencia. He then went to play for the likes of Ecija, Barcelona, Benfica, Granada before joining Celta Vigo in 2013.