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Arsenal given boost as £26.6m Argentine wonderkid reveals he’s open to transfer

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Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon has indicated for the first time he will consider leaving the Argentinian club.

The Independent reported earlier this month that Arsenal were considering paying the 22 year old’s $37m (£26.6m) release clause, but the story was later denied by Boca’s president and the player’s agent.

Pavon has however raised the prospect of leaving Boca once again. In an interview before Boca’s Superclasico match against River Plate yesterday, he was quoted by TyC Sports as saying:

“After this match I will sit down to talk with my representative, Fernando Hidalgo, and with my family, and I will see what happens. You always give the maximum so that other teams love you, I hope it is fixed, I said at one point that I would stay but, well, I still do not know anything, I prefer to play this game [against River Plate] and not be focused on what goes on outside.”

The Argentinian international played the full 90 minutes in the Buenos Aires derby, but he couldn’t prevent his team losing 1-0 in an ill tempered affair which saw his team mate Julio Buffarini sent off in the second half.

Pavon has been in good form this season, scoring three goals and providing six assists in the league. He was given his first senior international cap by Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli in the 1-0 friendly win over Russia in November.

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