Arsenal and Liverpool are set to lock horns over the signing of Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez this summer.
The Gunners are willing to sanction around £130,000 per week for the three-time Champions League winner, but Spanish outlet Marca has claimed that the Merseyside are also “in the race” to sign the winger this summer.
There have also been report that the duo of Chelsea and AC Milan are also eyeing move for the 26-year-old Spain international, but Milan’s ban from participating in European competitions for two years has puts them out of the running.
Vazquez’s superb versatility on the ball makes him an attractive options for potential suitors, but the Los Blancos are believed to be in no rush to part ways with him yet. The winger progressed through Real’s youth system, before his time with Real Madrid’s B and C teams in Spain lower leagues.
He had once be shipped out on loan to Espanyol in 2014, before returning to Madrid the following summer. Since making his first-team debut for Real, Vazquez has registered 136 appearances for the Spanish club across all competitions, netting 16 goals.
He made his debut for Spain’s national team at the 2016 European Championships in France and he is part of Spain’s team at this summer’s World Cup competition in going on in Russia.
He made his first appearance for Spain this summer in group games against Portugal and Iran as an half-time substitute, but remained on the bench during their 2-2 draw with Morrocco.