Arsenal are one of three teams interested in signing Porto’s Jesus Corona, according to reports in the English media.
The Mexican international is believed to have a €25m (£21.5m) release clause, which expires in mid-July, and that has attracted the attention of the Gunners, Sevilla and Fiorentina.
Corona has been linked with Chelsea in the past, and he is capable of playing as both a right-back and right-winger, having scored three goals and provided 13 assists in all competitions last season. Most fans on Twitter would back a move for the Mexican:
Very good player
— Seif ben mahmoud (@seifbenmahmoud) June 16, 2021
Really quality player, wouldn’t mind signing him.
— Sufyan nasr (@Lokomisonka) June 16, 2021
— Mike Robo (FPL) (@DrfcMike) June 16, 2021
Would be a good winger option but not as a RB. Still want someone like a Baku
— KINGRDOG_OZ (@kingrdogfifa) June 16, 2021
Would be great if we played 3 atb
— JoBroAFC #KROENKEOUT (@JoBro1886) June 16, 2021
We need a proper right back
— Kyle (@TheAFCKyle) June 16, 2021
— εvans (@sirevans__) June 16, 2021
So, how many right backs are we in for?
— Sam Hankins (@redjellydonut) June 16, 2021
offer 5million and cedric
— Manlike B (@ManlikeB2) June 16, 2021
Great RB tbf
— Stink (@Stink39) June 16, 2021
Supporters are right to have some concerns about Corona. There are question marks over whether he can be used in a back four, considering most of his game time for Porto has been as a wingback or as an out-and-out winger.
On top of that, Corona is 28 years of age, so he is hardly one for the future, but with his release clause being active, the Gunners could be tempted to make their move.