Cristian Pavon could cost Arsenal €35m as Boca Juniors want release fee

Cristian Pavon could cost Arsenal €35m as Boca Juniors want release fee

"Unless a club comes along and pays the €35 million release clause, I don't think he will leave this year", he told Argentinian radio station Continental 590 (h/t ESPN FC's Adriana Garcia).

Since his arrival from Talleres de Cordoba, Pavon has scored 17 goals and provided 14 assists in 60 games for Boca Juniors, including three goals and six assists in 12 games in all competitions this season.

Pavon's club form was recognised previous year when he was handed his senior worldwide debut, claiming an assist in each of his two caps to date.

Arsenal are prepared to meet Cristian Pavon's £27m release clause, according to reports in Argentina.

According to Daily Mail, Arsenal have taken one step further in pursuit of Cristian Pavon.

Arsenal's interest in the Argentinean forward was revealed by The Independent earlier this week, with Pavón eyed as a long-term replacement for Alexis Sanchez due to their similar playing styles.

But, another interesting report is the presence of a £27 million release clause in his deal, which could encourage Arsenal.

The Argentina worldwide has earned a promising reputation in South America to attract interest from Premier League duo Liverpool FC and Manchester City, as well as Serie A champions Juventus.

When asked about the rumours, Boca president Daniel Angelici stated: "For the moment, we have not received any proposal, formally or informally".

Pavon's agent is also unaware of Arsenal having any genuine interest in the wideman, though a representative from England has informed him The Emirates Stadium club are tracking his client.

"But I know very well what I said to Cristian when we renewed his contract".

Pavon's explosive style earmarks him as the flawless replacement for Alexis Sanchez, He is an Argentina worldwide, having made his debut in the friendly against Russian Federation past year.

Pavón, 21, has only played twice for Argentina, in a pair of friendlies last summer, but knows that a strong six months with the biggest country in his homeland would likely secure him a spot on the plane to Russian Federation.

The 21-year-old would be a very good addition for Arsenal and they can afford him as well.

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