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Arsenal ‘thinking’ about signing Omorodion from Atletico Madrid

Arsenal are thinking about a possible move for Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion, who is currently on loan with Deportivo Alaves.

The Spain Under-21 international joined Alaves on loan at the start of the season. He has fared reasonably well with nine goals from 32 La Liga games.

His progress has attracted attention from several European clubs. Mundo Deportivo (page 12) report that the Gunners are among his admirers.

Arsenal are reportedly ‘thinking’ about him.b Tottenham Hotspur are also monitoring the striker.

Arsenal unlikely to move for Omorodion

The 20-year-old has had a solid loan campaign with Alaves. He has directly contributed to 31 percent of their goals (32) in La Liga this term.

Despite this, Arsenal are unlikely to move for him due to multiple reasons.

The club are looking for a marquee striker who can help them challenge for the Premier League title. Omorodion is only a young prospect and has yet to find consistency.

The 6ft 4in striker averages only seven passes per outing with just 38 percent of his duels won. The Gunners need someone who can hit the ground running.

Even if Arsenal are interested, they are unlikely to trigger the hefty release clause of €80-100 million which Atletico are holding out to part ways with the promising youngster.

Arsenal could sign Viktor Gyokeres from Sporting CP for the same price. The Swede has been in exceptional form with 41 goals and 15 assists in his debut campaign.

He is widely expected to leave the Portuguese champions, and Arsenal should pursue his services.

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