Arsenal started negotiations with 21-year-old La Liga winger

Arsenal and Liverpool are among four PL teams interested in signing Villarreal winger Alex Baena. The 21-year-old forward has impressed everybody in La Liga this campaign. Baena has scored six goals and provided two assists in only four starts so far, and many teams have registered an interest in him now.

Unai Emery showed during his time at the London club that he’s not scared to give chances to youngsters. The likes of Guendouzi, Martinelli and Saka were all handed their Arsenal debuts by the Spanish manager, and all three of them have become fantastic footballers today.

Unai Emery is following the same philosophy at Villarreal. After letting Alex spend last campaign on loan at Girona, he has integrated the forward into the first team, and the winger has been a revelation this campaign. The report claims that Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City are all interested in signing U21 Spain international.

The Spanish forward looks to have impressed scouts at all of those teams, but Unai Emery isn’t willing to let him go. The Spaniard has a deal at the Yellow Submarine until 2025 and a release clause that makes him available for only over £30m.

The Spanish boss is desperate to increase that figure in his deal and is pushing his board to offer him a new contract. The last team Unai Emery would want to lose Alex Baena to is Arsenal, who sacked him back in 2019. Alex Baena is a phenomenal talent, his numbers tell us that.