Arsenal one of four teams who want Portuguese teenager

Calciomercato has named Arsenal as one of four teams who are looking to sign Sporting Lisbon teenage star, Nuno Mendes.

The 18-year-old has only just broken into the first team of the Portuguese side, but he remains one of the most talked-about teenagers in Europe.

Scouts of top European teams must have watched his development closely, this is because even though he has only made a handful of appearances for the club’s first team, the report claims that teams like AC Milan, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are also looking to sign him.

Arsenal has had a fine transfer window and they seem to be looking to build a young team, which makes Mendes the perfect target.

The teenage stars that have been backed to play for Arsenal haven’t disappointed with Bukayo Saka impressing well-enough to earn an England cap recently.

The report claims that with the growing interest in his signature, the Portuguese side might be forced to auction him in the transfer market.

Nuno plays primarily as a left-back and that isn’t a position that Arsenal is looking to strengthen at the moment.

But if they lose Sead Kolasinac in the next transfer window as expected, they might make a move for him.

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  1. OT.. Who would have bet on Bamford bagging a hat trick? Not me, that’s for sure! Leeds really have been a joy to watch so far this season. Kudos!
    Damn it, I’ve lost more points 😂😂

      1. Anxious Sue..
        With what Leeds almost did to Liverpool and City.. I can imagine what will happen to us, because i think they are more aggressive on the press than both liverpool and city.
        Except we change our style of play

        1. 10 duracell bunnies!!! They never stop. Plus last night they were without Phillips..😳
          I’m a little anxious too.. although I do believe our game will be a corker!!

          1. Sue, and their manager Bielsa is well respected by every top class manager. Leeds United are lucky to have him.

  2. We need a back up really at left back to Tierney, because Kola is leaving in January and Saka is more of a winger. Leeds are indeed great to watch and they beat the high flying Villians, but I think we beat them in the FA Cup last season at Alan Road. All in all the Leeds away will be a great match.

    1. How do you know Kola is leaving in January?

      he could leave in June for free to a club he wishes to join and get the larger signing fee….

  3. The Arsenal have Folarin Balogun; how about Arteta gives him an opportunity. He may surprise rather than chase a Portuguese youngster.

  4. MA might go with a back 3 against Leeds to suppress their high press. However it is Leicester first up tomorrow. Predicting the PL winner and the top 4 this season might be as hard as predicting the winner of the US Presidential elections, it is that tricky. Nobody seems to be afraid of Liverpool and City and every team is going for it.Wow what a season! One thing about MA, even if he plays with a defensive mindset with the intention of safety first, is that Arsenal is always in the running because our winning percentage has increased substantially as compared to the “Good Evening I am Unai”days. Up the Gunners, keep roaring!

  5. gunnerforlife, please explain “how our winning percentage has improved? Arsenal’s worst start to a season for quite some time and 8 points less than Arsenal had after the same amount of games in Emery’s last season in 2019/20.

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