According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal has deployed scouts to hunt for Girona left-back Miguel Gutiérrez, a player who is also pursued by many European clubs.
The Gunners have been interested in the 22-year-old since he made his Real Madrid debut in 2021.
According to Romano, the Gunners have deployed scouts to monitor the 2001-born prodigy, who is under contract with Girona until 2011.
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Although it has not been confirmed who else could be pursuing the defender, it is widely believed that Madrid are interested in the full-back.
Gutiérrez progressed through Real Madrid’s academy before joining Girona for 4 million euros in 2022.
The Spanish giants have a 50% sell-on clause in his contract, but with Fran Garcia and the potential sale of Alphonso Davies, a move for Guttierez is unlikely.
Girona have reason to want to keep hold of the Spaniard until the summer, but a big bid in January could force the Catalan club to move him.
Is there a new left-back?
The Gunners are considering their options to replace the left-back after approving Kierney’s summer loan move to Real Sociedad.
Despite a good record in the French league with Olympique Marseille, Nuno Tavares joined Nottingham Forest on loan with an option to buy, leaving Oleksandr Zinchenko as the team’s only left-back.
Gutierrez’s remarkable performance for Girona, who currently lead La Liga, has piqued the interest of scouts, with the Spaniard contributing an assist after 12 appearances in all competitions.
In Girona’s sudden rise, the full-back showed exceptional offensive and defensive ability.
The 22-year-old has made 46 appearances for Girona and his impressive performances have attracted plenty of interest, with Arsenal keeping a close eye on his development.
Gutierrez is one of the tallest inverted full-backs in Europe, key to the tactical approach of Mikel Arteta, who prefers full-backs who can drop into midfield and act as a Smooth transition channel between defense and attack.