Goal.com claims that Arsenal have joined the race for Real Madrid midfielder Ruben De la Red, but will find competition from a host of Spanish clubs such as Sevilla and Villarreal.
De la Red has been told by Real Madrid that he is part of thier first team plans for next season, and the Spaniard was brought back to the Bernabeu after season’s spell at fellow La Liga side Getafe.
Bernd Schuster is said to be a fan of the midfielder, who is currently with the Spanish national side in preparation for Euro 2008. However, Real Madrid may be tempted to sell if an offer of high enough value comes in for the player.
Goal.com states that Arsene Wenger is believed to have asked the Arsenal board to make contact with Los Merengues in order to work out a price for the playmaker, which is expected to be around Ã‚Â£6 million.
Atletico are also considering making a firm enquiry for the player, but may find it difficult to match anything Arsenal can offer to both club and player.
De la Red, 22, played for Real Madrid’s Castilla side for a few years, and featured in the first team on a number of occasions whilst at the Bernabeu. However, in 2007 De la Red was sold to Getafe, with an option that allowed Real Madrid to buy back the player within the next two years.
After an impressive season with Getafe, Madrid chose to take advantage of this option and bought-back the playmaker for this season. Although Arsenal’s bid may tempt the Real Madrid board, the chance to play first-team football at the Bernabeu may prove too strong for De la Red, who joined Real Madrid at the age of 14.
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Hellow gud everning iam gunners fan 4d past 10 years pls i want winger to sing a new player like martins nasir and more experience player gud luck gunner 4 life
I want wenger to please sign ben arfa as we earlier learnt and gunner fans want hleb to stay at all cost to keep alive the strength of the team against next season.gunners 4 life
Are this great young players are still on Wenger’s list :
Lyon”s Hatem Ben Arfa
Real Madrid” s Ruben De la Red
VfB Stuttgart” s Mario Gomez
Valencia”s David Villa
Hearts of Oak Torric Jibril
Marseille Samir Nasri
Romaâ€™s Alberto Aquilani
Jean II Makoun of Lille
St Etienneâ€™s Mouhamadou Dabo
Marseille Samir Nasri
Lille Jean II Makoun
Werder Bremenâ€™s Diego
Osasuna Carlos Vela
Barcelona Yaya Toure
If yes let him go for who ever he wants from them before other big spenders grab them away from us.Gunners for life.