Well, Arsenal’s signing of Marquinhos is reportedly a done deal.
The Gunners have been heavily linked in recent weeks with trying to sign the 19-year-old Brazilian forward from Sao Paulo.
A few days ago, The Express journalist Ryan Taylor claimed that a deal for the South American sensation, whose release clause was set at £42.5million, was nearing completion.
However, the athlete reported on Tuesday that Arsenal have now signed the player, with previous reports suggesting he will cost around £2.5m – £40m under his buyout clause in Brazil.
The report has added that it remains to be seen whether Marquinhos – who had a doctor in England last week – will be loaned out immediately or asked to fight for a starting spot in Mikel Arteta’s first XI next season.
The legendary Brazilian footballer earlier this month claimed it was “absurd” that Arsenal had signed Marquinhos for such a small amount, showing Edu is getting a hell of a bargain for the Emirates Stadium team.
It remains to be seen how the Gunners will get him at such a bargain price.
But if true, this will only be a taste of what’s to come from Arteta and Edu over the summer months.
With Arsenal missing out on Champions League qualification last season, much It will take more than Marquinhos to bring Arteta’s side back into Europe’s elite competition.
As mentioned, Marquinhos may not even get any first-team chances next season, underscoring the importance of the Spanish coach and Edus bringing some proven qualities to the club ahead of September.
Another season without a Champions League qualification could – and should – see Arteta lose his job at the Emirates.
Next season is huge, but luckily for Arsenal supporters, much bigger names – like Gabriel Jesus and Paulo Dybala – are also linked with transfers.
In other news, Tottenham are reportedly wanting a £19m behemoth that Souness urged them to sign in 2020
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