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22 July 2024

Arsenal planning bid for Real forward Callejon

Real Madrid's Jose Callejon celebrates after scoring against Mallorca. (FILE)

By Agencies

Arsenal are reportedly planning a bid to sign Real Madrid striker Jose Callejon to bolster their attacking options.

The 24 year-old has made 17 appearances across all competitions this campaign scoring ten goals in the process.

In an effort to ease the attacking burdens currently placed on club captain Robin van Persie, Arsenal are considering a raid on the Spanish club.
Despite the impressive goal ratio, Callejon still finds himself limited in first team opportunites with over half of his appearances this season coming off of the bench.
The forward is a product of the Real Madrid youth academy and, apart from a brief three years at Espanyol, has spent his entire career at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Arsenal have found their striking options limited this campaign with Robin van Persie their only real outlet.
Arsene Wenger has only Marouane Chamakh, summer signing Park Chu-Young and Andrey Arshavin to look to for forward backup.
Both Arshavin and Chamakh have been linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium after failing to make the required impact and any funds gained from their sales could be used for a transfer kitty.
Jose Mourinho has stated late last year that he wishes for none of his players to leave the club this month but should Arsenal match Callejon’s £8 million valuation, the Portuguese boss could be tempted into selling.