€37 million Arsenal Target Finally Cleared To Become First January Signing

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Cristian Pavon has reopened the door to a potential €37 million transfer to Arsenal by saying his future could lie away from Boca Juniors.

The highly-demanded 22-year-old is among those to have been linked with a transfer to Emirates Stadium as Alexis Sanchez plans to exit from north London.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan appears set to move in the opposite direction from Manchester United as a component of that deal, while Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays a prime target.

The Gunners, though, stay in the market for creative talent and Pavon has allowed that he will be reviewing plans with his officials while the winter transfer window remains open.

Aked on his future by Fox Sports ahead of Boca’s Superclasico loss to arch-rivals River Plate, Pavon said: “One always gives the maximum so that other teams love you.

“I wish it were fixed, I said at one point that I was going to stay but, well, I still do not know anything.

“I prefer to play games and not be focused on what happens outside.

“I will sit down to talk with my manager [Fernando Hidalgo], with my family, and I will see what happens.”

The South American is tied to a deal at Boca until 2022, however, is reported to have a €37m release clause in that agreement.

“But I know very well what I said to Cristian when we renewed his contract. I am not going to cut off his career, but we made him an excellent deal so that he would be comfortable.

“We put a release clause in the contract just in case clubs like this appear. It’s then the player who has the last word.

“He looks fine to me, very focused on 2018 with Boca Juniors. We always help him with his future, but I trust Pavon will be with us for 2018.”

 

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