Barcelona started talks with Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal and preparing to sign him during the winter transfer window. Lucas Digne left the Catalan club in this summer and joined Everton with a €20m deal. Blaugrana started to search for a new high-class defender to backup Jordi Alba in this campaign.
Spain international is the perfect option as he also wants to leave the Gunners and ready to spend much time on the bench. Real Sociedad tried to sign Nacho in this summer but the deal failed as the London club rejected the offer. Now situation changed and Emery has to sell Spanish left-back or he will leave Arsenal as a free agent next transfer window. Monreal joined the Gunners from Malaga in 2013 with a £10m deal. During the years, he was the main person in defence and played numerous games excellently, but after Sead Kolasinac arrived in London he moved to the bench.
Last season 32-year-old played 43 games, scored 6 goals and made 2 assists in all competition. This is a good result and he can do much more if he gets regular game time. Spaniard is contracted with Arsenal until 2019 and his release clause is the nearly €20m. This isn’t big deal for Barcelona and many players dreaming to play in Catalan club.