Arsenal wants midfielder with €60 million release clause and it is not out of the question

FC Porto’s Danilo Pereira is interesting Arsenal ahead of a summer move, according to ESPN.

The midfielder won Euro 2016 and the UEFA Nations League with the Portuguese national team last year, and he has the right experience that Mikel Arteta is looking to add to his team.

ESPN claims that one of the reasons that Arteta gave new deals to the likes of David Luiz and Cedric Soares is because the Spaniard wants to add much experience to his team.

The same report states that Pereira’s current release clause stands at €60 million, however, because of the impact of Covid19, Porto might look to accept a significantly lower fee.

Arsenal don’t have any physically imposing midfielder on their team at the moment, and the signing of Pereira could give them exactly that.

His current deal at FC Porto would expire in 2022 and the Portuguese side might be willing to cash in on him now and avoid allowing him to enter the final year of his contract.

Matteo Guendouzi might become the player to be offloaded to make room for Perreira after his latest troubles.

On the face of it, this deal may seem implausible but there is a route available to Arsenal. Selling Gunedouzi would raise a chunk of cash and if Porto agrees to sell below the release clause then instalments would definitely be an option.

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10 Comments

  1. Culthe says:

    Good

  2. paul le'dain says:

    Well if that’s the case, and Kronke is going to let the moths out of his wallet when it is clear that Arsenal will be needing a massive rebuild then yes please sign Danilo Pereira quick and Thomas Partey.

  3. Cuppers says:

    Quality player, if they sell Guendouzi, he replaces him, and we could still get Partey, and chuck in Szoboszlai or Coutinho,keep Xhaka, this would be a proper midfield.

    1. Adajim says:

      Let me join you in this fantasy, it’s a sweet one,

  4. ozziegunner says:

    Perreira and Partey would totally change the performance of the Arsenal midfield and the strength of the team overall.
    Both would be fantastic acquisitions to address glaring deficiencies.

  5. Mr calorus says:

    1.perreira as defensive midfielder,
    2.Sergi Roberto as right back wing
    3.Gabriel malghaes as strong left defender, sometimes in 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 against liverpool,man city etc
    4.marcel sabizter as attacking midfielder
    5. replacement of leno

  6. Sergio says:

    Do you all really think we’d sign both Perreira and Partey? It would be one or the other, no question.

    1. ahmad73 says:

      Yes considering how crap the defense is. Remember the days we had PV and Petit, and then PV and Gilberto. Partey can be deployed as a box to box MF.
      It won’t happen though.

  7. Wenger91 says:

    They are crazy, if it is on my hands I will go for Frank Kessie – AC Milan.

    He has all the quality we need trust me.

    1. ahmad73 says:

      A swap for Torreira? Of course predicated by other pieces of the puzzle falling into place.

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