Arsenal join Aston Villa in race for Real Sociedad defender Robin Le Normand

Arsenal are actively pursuing Real Sociedad’s standout defender, Robin Le Normand, in their quest to bolster their defensive ranks.

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Le Normand boasts an impressive track record, having graced the field in a remarkable 141 matches for Real Sociedad. During his tenure with the Spanish club, he even managed to find the back of the net twice, showcasing his versatility as a defender with an offensive edge.

According to the widely recognized football database,, Le Normand’s current market value stands impressively at 35 million euros. This valuation has piqued the interest of several top European clubs, as they vie for the chance to secure his services.

Arsenal is not alone in their pursuit of Le Normand, as Aston Villa is also closely monitoring the defender’s performances throughout the current season. Reports from the esteemed transfer expert Ekrem Konur confirm that both clubs are keen to reinforce their defensive capabilities by adding the versatile centre-back to their ranks.

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One of Le Normand’s standout attributes is his exceptional proficiency in orchestrating plays from the backline. His ability to deliver precise and penetrating passes has become a coveted asset in the modern game of football.

What adds a fascinating twist to this story is Le Normand’s eligibility to represent France on the international stage. However, the 26-year-old defender recently obtained Spanish citizenship, which opened the door for him to join Spain’s national team under the guidance of coach Luis de la Fuente. Since acquiring his Spanish passport during the past summer, Le Normand has already made four appearances for the Spanish national team, further solidifying his status as an elite-level defender.

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Real Sociedad places a substantial price tag on their prized defensive asset, valuing him at an estimated £50 million. This valuation underscores the robust demand for Le Normand’s talents in the competitive transfer market. As Arsenal and Aston Villa intensify their efforts to secure his signature, football enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome, wondering where Le Normand will ultimately ply his trade in the upcoming seasons.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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