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Arsenal Open Talks With €20m-Rated La Liga Winger As Arteta Look To Secure Deal

Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez is considering leaving the Spanish club after having fallen down the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti, with the London giants registering an interest in signing him up. Spain international, who came through the youth ranks at Los Blancos, has been around the first-team picture since 2015.

While Vazquez has never been the flashiest of footballers, the winger has made his fair share of valuable contributions to the club’s success over the years. To date, Lucas has played 256 games for La Liga giants, scoring 27 goals and setting up 54 more.

Primarily a right-sided attacker, the 30-year-old footballer has been used as a makeshift right-back quite regularly over the past couple of campaigns due to the injury problems plaguing Dani Carvajal. And the attacker has done a solid job in an unfamiliar role.

However, his playing time has taken a massive hit under current coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Spanish winger was poised to leave Santiago Bernabeu this past summer with his deal expiring. However, Real Madrid convinced the Spaniard to add an extension with the promise of a regular berth in the side.

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But that has not been the case as the Italian manager has not relied upon him as much this term, handing him only six La Liga starts. However, Arsenal are considering selling Nicolas Pepe with the Spanish manager, not favouring him much in recent weeks.

Should he depart, Lucas could potentially be seen as a replacement, although Vazquez does not fit into the profile of footballers the Gunners have been looking to sign of late.

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