According to reports in the English media Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Malaga striker Salomon Randon, who finished as the club’s top scorer in their historic last campaign.

Arsenal keeping an eye on £20 Million rated Venezuelan hit man

The newspaper believes that the Anchovies would be unlikely to do business for anything less than 20 million pounds for their 22 year old Venezuelan striker.

Randon was handed the task of usurping Ruud van Nistelrooy from the squad this season and he came out on top as he relegated the now retired Dutchman to the bench with his stellar form.

Malaga finished 4th in La Liga, thereby qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, with Randon contributing 11 league goals in the campaign.

The striker has also been in good form for his national team, scoring the equaliser for Venezuela against Uruguay in a recently concluded 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

While Randon is an exciting prospect for Arsenal, it is unlikely the club would be ready to dish out that high a price for someone quite so young.

The Gunners are looking to spend something in the range of 15 million pounds on a striker, with the likes of Seydou Doumbia, Fernando Llorente and Olivier Giroud on their priority list.

But one does believe that any serious pursuit backed by board’s money will only come through when Robin van Persie’s future is made clear.

by Footy