Unai Emery plots reunion with £17m Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega as Arsenal’s replacement for Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey
- Unai Emery has managed Ever Banega twice, once at Sevilla and also Valencia
- Arsenal manager views Banega as replacement for outgoing Aaron Ramsey
- Gunners could not secure deal in January but will try to make signing in summer
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is plotting a reunion with Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega and wants to sign him as Aaron Ramsey’s replacement.
The Argentine is valued at £17million and has also worked with Emery at Valencia.
According to the Mirror, Emery will step up his pursuit of Banega again this summer after a lack of funds rendered a move in January impossible.
Ever Banega (left) could play for Unai Emery for a third time if he joins Arsenal this summer
No doubt the Gunners would be reluctant to part with a massive sum as Banega is 30 years old.
The club may also hope that Barcelona loanee Denis Suarez can grow into a success as a playmaker as they have the option to make the deal permanent for £18m.
The departure of Ramsey leaves a gap in midfield as he will join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Banega worked with the Spaniard at both Sevilla and Valencia and the pair are close
Aaron Ramsey needs to be replaced having agreed to join Juventus as a free agent
He will earn a whopping £400,000 per week with the Italian champions, a sum that Arsenal could not match.
And Emery will be looking to put his own stamp on the group having inherited Arsene Wenger’s squad.
The Gunners are currently fighting for a place in the Champions League next season and are level with Chelsea in fifth, a point behind Manchester United.
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