In a surprising move, Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger makes a early move on for the Athletico Madrid striker Adrian, rather the the usual rush through a deal at the end of the transfer month.
Manager Arsene Wenger has again shown his interest in the 24-year-old Spain international after failing in a bid to capture him in the summer.
Adrian is an orthodox striker, who has the versatility to play anywhere across the front three, and has a proven scoring record at club and age-group level for the Spanish national team.
He won the Golden Boot at the 2011 European Under-21 championship, scoring five goals for the tournament winners, and followed that up with 18 goals for Atleti last season, including 10 strikes in the Europa League en route to winning the trophy.
Adrian also scored on his international debut in Spain’s 2-0 friendly win over Serbia in May and, after missing out on Euro 2012 selection, he figured in the Spain squad that exited the Olympics at the group stage.
Arsenal fans are encouraged by the knowledge that Adrian has a €18 million release clause in his contract.
After stating that increasing the striking force of Arsenal is one of his main priorities, this bid is an assurance that the Manager is true to his words.