Arsenal reportedly bid €20 million for talented young Brazilian midfielder (incl Video)

Arsenal launch bid for exciting Brazilian youngster

According to a Brazilian news outlet esportes, Arsenal have launched a €20 million move for Palmeiras’ Danilo.

The news has come as a surprise to many, especially when the Gunners were being heavily linked to his countryman Bruno Guimaraes.

The youngster has 40 appearances in Brazil’s topflight league, The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Whereas he has played a total of 83 games for his current club, scoring five and assisting the same number of times.

The need for a fresh body in central midfield at North London is known to everyone. While Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are out to feature in AFCON, Arsenal have let Ainsley Maitland-Niles join Italian side Roma.

The report further suggests that the Gunners have offered €20 million plus €5 million in bonuses. It’s a deal which will be enticing for any Brazilian club.

Another team interested in the defensive midfielder, who can also play as a central and attacking midfielder, is fellow Premier League side West Ham United. However, their interest is not believed to be as strong as the Gunners.

Palmeiras reportedly do not intend to sell their prized asset until next summer. The player’s current contract runs until 2025 and Danilo also reportedly has a good relationship with the coach and the staff.

The report further suggested that only a personal plea from the player will change the club’s stance on whether to sell him or not in January.

It will be very intriguing to see if Arsenal intensify their pursuit of Danilo in the coming days or not.

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10 Comments

  1. If we get a new midfielder, what happens after AFCON is done? Who never sees the field again, Lokonga or the new CM?

    Xhaka and Partey start, Lokonga is already getting no game time so will our new CM to only play if there’s injuries or league cup?

    1. Sorry mate but a cm is a must since we only have 2 now…after afcon everybody should fight for places, and there is a lot of games. Elneny could be the one who don’t have minutes at all since he should not be part of the project anymore.
      Xhaka has shown múltiple times he should not be a guarantee first team player. That, plus his more than probably suspensions, plus covid, i’m sure the new guy Will have opportunities, same for young loko

      1. You can say they’ll have opportunities but that doesn’t make it true.

        AFCON is short term thinking, don’t be one of those fans.

        Talking about a lot of games…how many minutes has Lokonga played over the busy Christmas period?

    2. Arsenal is building for the future. It pays when there are 2 or more valued players fighting for the same position. Aresenal wants to be like City.

  2. This one make sense we need a defensive midfielder that can take the ball from Ramdales and carry it at times a player in the De joong Yahyaha Tourie mold , create and makes space . We need marquee signings now

  3. Danilo sounds like one for the future, not one to help put us into top four. If Arteta and Edu see us as legitimate top four contenders than a loan move for Winaljdum makes much more sense. Roll the dice and win and they will have their pick of midfielders in the summer window.

  4. He could take to the league like duck to water the lad has an abundance of technical ability maybe not seen since Diaby, he may need a few games under his belt here but I had seen the guy up close last month and he is a Monster in the making, just like the elder Tourie he can move forward with imposing authority and defensively good, a cant see the club selling him though, maybe Edu could try a trick or two

  5. Looks like a mix of Diaby and Pirlo to me and would be a good addition. He wouldn’t get away with the flicks and tricks in the prem he’ll have to cut that out. Also tends to carry the ball for a little too long, again wouldn’t be able to do that in the prem. Partey does it and has been caught a few times this season. Holding possession too long also affects our speed of transition. But he’s only 20 so can learn and adjust, I have no doubt.

    I agree with the comment above from LUGDUSH. We have a serious lack of strength and depth at holding and box to box midfield. We would have sold Xhaka if Roma paid the asking price and I dare say another bid will come in the summer. Elneny will be sold in the summer too leaving us with just Partey and Lokonga. Partey is 28 now, so if a substantial offer comes in and we have players like Danilo it allows us to take that option.

    We need more numbers infront of the defense. I don’t like the idea of not having specialised backup/competition in that position. It’s okay to use white or Chambers (who again will probably be sold this summer) against a lower league team at home, if were short on numbers, but not as a serious option. We have to stop the round peg square hole nonsense as much as we possibly can.

    We need 2 players in midfield this window. Wijnaldum on loan is a no brainer and would really help our Europe push. Danilo be a good option, would it be too difficult to get over the line cause of the club world Cup and asking price. Guimaries plays for Lyon and we know how difficult they are to negotiate with even though their shit. The Arthur Melo, I’m not sure on at all to be honest. Didn’t cut it at Barca, hasn’t at Juve in a shit league too. How is he going transition to the prem???

    Ideal due to availability is Wijnaldum on a short term loan. Danilo or Guimaries if we can negotiate them away from their clubs. In the summer then I would make a serious move for Frankie De Jong from Barca. He’s not had a good time since moving with the mess the club is in. They are desperate for cash too and if he’s not happy they may allow him to move. Also he has commented in the past that he would love to play for Arsenal.

  6. “According to ” and “reportedly” are two phrases I USUALLY IGNORE OR AT BEST, MISTRUST. I therefore do not believe this rumour . It makes no sense when you read the stats given in this piece. It won’t be happening, so lets move on to something realistic, PLEASE!

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