Arsenal is interested in completing a £22m swoop to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes in the summer transfer window, according to a report.
The website, the ESPN is reporting that Arsenal is hoping to conclude a deal for the Lille centre-half this summer to bolster Mikel Arteta’s defence ahead of his first full season in charge of the North London club.
The same article from ESPN states further that the Gunners want to sign the Brazilian youngster in spite of William Saliba’s imminent arrival at the Emirates Stadium following his season-long loan with France Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne.
Furthermore, the ESPN claims the FA Cup winners are facing competition from Everton and Napoli in the race to sign the South American defender this summer who is at 4/1 with online casino us to join the Gunners this summer transfer window.
While Arsenal is prime favourite to land the Magalhaes this summer, the report goes on to add that Manchester United are monitoring the player’s situation but it’s unclear whether the Red Devils will submit a formal bid to gazump’s bid for the Brazil U23 international.
Arsenal’s interest in the centre-back, according to ESPN, owes to the fact that the Lille star, who is currently rated at £22 million is a left-footed centre-half and could easily slot into the Arsenal defence next term.
The same report from the media outlet adds that the Gunners have researched a number of options before settling on £22m-rated Magalhaes ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
The Brazilian defender scored one goal and earned six yellow cards in 34 games in all competitions in the 2019-20 season to help Lille finish in the top four. Magalhaes scored his only Ligue 1 goal in a 2-1 victory over Strasbourg back in January.
The former Avai defender moved to France, one of the best places for casino français en line players, in 2017 before he enjoyed loan spells at Troyes and Dinamo Zagreb before he established himself as a regular mainstay in the Lille first-team fold.
Arsenal finished in the eighth spot in the Premier League table but the Gunners secured a place in next season’s Europa League thanks to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley earlier this month. In such a scenario, the Gunners will be looking to strengthen every area of their team ahead of a new Premier League season with hope on landing a domestic and European silverware this summer.