Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Valencia starlet Francisco Alcacer ahead of a summer move, according to reports in the Mirror.
The Spain Under-21 striker, who spent last season on loan at Getafe, has become a key player at Valencia and has scored nine goals in 19 appearances this season, including the winning goal at Barcelona in February.
The report states that Alcacer has attracted the interest of Wenger who is very keen on bringing him to the Emirates as he wants to add depth to his strike force and the Arsenal manager has had the Spain Under-21 star watched four times in the last month.
He has represented Spain at every age group level from U-16 to U-21, has come through the ranks at Valencia and was previously a regular scorer for their B team.
He is quick on the floor and has been compared with former Valencia striker David Villa for his style of movement and finishing. He is adept at playing the role of a lone striker upfront, but he can also operate as a support striker in a slightly deeper role. He is a two footed striker whose intelligent runs often afford him space and is capable of scoring different types of goals.
Wenger has an excellent reputation when it comes to talent development, and Alcacer would give the Arsenal boss another raw but talented piece to work with. He will definitely be a good addition to the squad and he has shown this season that he is ready for the big stage and the Gunners should do whatever they can to bring the talent striker to the Emirates.
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