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La Liga Raid on Betis Talent?

The World Cup keeps on rumbling on, and so does the transfer rumours, as players use the biggest shop window to lure potential new clubs.New Arsenal boss Unai Emery no doubt has his eyes peeled on events in Russia, but the latest transfer rumour surrounds a player not in attendance at the World Cup, and who only made his full debut in February.21 year old Junior Firpo is a versatile defender who can also play in midfield, and made his debut for Real Betis in February, but in that short time, Firpo racked up 14 appearances and two goals - and plenty of admirers.The Express reports that Arsenal have had scouts in attendance at Betis - which would indicate this transfer target is coming from Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat rather than Emery himself.The Express have stated that Spanish newspaper AS have claimed that Arsenal have the youngster on their radar, but Real Betis are keen to tie up Firpo to a longer term contract - and increase the release clause that could see Firpo go on the cheap.The Betis defender’s contract currently runs until 2021, and his release clause is a relative steal at just 21m Euros. For a player with such talent and at such a tender age, this pricetag will no doubt see many others vie for Firpo’s signature.Another proposed target, Ever Banega of Sevilla and Argentina - was the subject of an article on The Arsenal Review mere days ago, and rumours are circulating that Emery’s former right hand man on the pitch has been in contact with the new Arsenal boss. It is unclear if Arsenal are in the market for other players or not after Bernd Leno, Stephane Lichtsteiner, Sokratis and Lucas Torreira come into the side. Much will depend on the players who depart the club, as this will bolster Emery’s transfer budget.