Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan will complete a move to Sevilla today, according to a report by Spanish outlet Marca.
The report says that the 24-year-old had been clear from the start of the summer that his preferred move was to Sevilla, but he had interest from elsewhere.
The fresh report also says that Premier League sides made Jordan more lucrative offers than the one from Sevilla – meaning that Arsenal offered Jordan higher wages than Sevilla but were still rejected.
Jordan would have been a handy signing for Arsenal, given that Marca report he had a release clause of 15 million euros (£13.4 million) and Unai Emery is operating on a tight budget.
At 24, he’s only going to get better and his first of continental football should push him on from an impressive campaign in La Liga.
On this occasion, it looks as if the player simply preferred to stay in Spain as opposed to outright rejecting Arsenal – but there was once a time when the Gunners would have walked all over Sevilla in a transfer battle.
It’s a different era now and Emery must now look elsewhere for a cut-price option with which to improve his midfield.