Vélez Sarsfield star Matias Vargas has revealed that he’d favor a move to Arsenal in the future despite being touted as the next Eden Hazard and interest from other major European clubs, reports Daily Cannon.
Vargas hasn’t failed to please the crowd so far and has established himself as an indispensable player in the Primera División and earned a place for himself in the national squad while debuting for Argentina earlier on this year. The 21-year-old proved his worth in the national team with just one game, leaving the crowd in awe and high hopes for the future.
The playmaker who scored five goals and recorded 11 assists last season has been nicknamed as the “Argentinian Eden Hazard” and hence has been noticed by a lot of clubs including the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
During a live talk on Argentinian television, the youngster was asked about his plans for the future and where his dream move would be. When given the options for the club he’d prefer to play for in the future among Bayern, Juventus, Real Madrid, PSG or Liverpool. The forward simply responded with “The Arsenal”.
Vargas then went on to explain how his father influenced him to follow the Gunners. He likes the identity Arsenal has and reportedly Manchester United goalkeeper and fellow Argentine Sergio Romero told him there’s a beautiful atmosphere at the club.
According to WhoScored‘s statistical analysis, Vargas’ biggest strengths are through balls and dribbling, but he’s also strong at making key passes, finishing and passing in general. His link-up play is very good, and he’s a threat from indirect set-pieces, a bit like Hazard.
Though the youngster can play as an attacking midfielder, he tends to be most comfortable while playing on the left. With the recent yet desperate need of a winger at the club, the youngster just might be the one Unai Emery was looking for, with a little training and guidance from the boss, Vargas might become exactly the type of winger the Emirates outfit need.