Arsenal are in talks to bring 21 year old Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon as a possible Alexis Sanchez replacement, according to many reports.
The Gunners are in dire need of someone who can possibly fill the boots that Sanchez will leave if he departs in January, and according to Argentine outlet Tyc Sports, the Gunners are aiming to bring Cristian Pavon at the Emirates. They claim that Arsene Wenger is interested to match his £27 million release clause.
Pavon has been linked with Arsenal in recent weeks but initial reports have suggested that Wenger may wait until the summer before trying to get a deal done – with Boca keen to keep hold of the attacker for their Copa Libertadores campaign. But the latest reports claim that the decisions have been changed a big winter move may be on the way for the 21 year old Argentine international.
Pavon in action for Argentina
Cristian is born in Cordoba and started his career with Talleres de Cordoba, before making his move to Boca. He has already won two international caps with them and has become an integral member of the squad. Pavon also helped Boca to win the apertura tournament of Argentine Premier Division last season and is regarded as a bright prospect.
There has also been a recent move by Pavon for Italian citizenship, so that also wipes out any work permit issues for the former Colon player.
Pavon has won the Argentine Premier Division with Boca Juniors
Wenger is reportedly impressed by his pace and attacking flares and wants to make a like for like replacement of Alexis Sanchez, who is poised to join Manchester City either next summer or this January with a cut price deal of £20 million. Gunners are also somewhat convinced to let him go for some amount of money this January, unless a free move at the end of the season.