Arsenal working to sign 18-year-old Portuguese rising star

After missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United earlier in his career, Arsenal is working hard to sign Tiago Tomas.

The 18-year-old has emerged as the next big star from the Sporting Lisbon production line and the Gunners want to sign him early.

He has built up such a big reputation that Sporting handed him a new deal last year with a release clause worth £52m.

Sun Sports says Arsenal were impressed by his performance when they watched him against Benfica as they scouted their Europa League opponents.

The report claims that the Gunners are already talking to their Portuguese counterpart through Edu.

Although Sporting values him highly, the coronavirus pandemic has affected their finances like that of most teams in Europe.

Because of this, the report adds that the Gunners can get their man if they pay around £20m.

The likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli have shown to the Gunners that investing in younger players can be profitable.

These three players are carrying the current Arsenal team on their back and that should give them confidence that signing Tomas would be a good idea.

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5 Comments

  1. Sean says:

    He looks about 30!!

    1. jon fox says:

      All of 30 and more! When I was his age I looked about 13. Footballers DO often tend to look older than they are.

  2. Wyoming says:

    Looks at least 27. Good company for Willian. Sporting value the next Ronaldo at 52m but we can have him for a paltry 20m. Tell them we value Reiss Nelson at 52m but will let Sporting have our next Thierry Henry for a miserly 20m. We have already invested 200m in Pierre Auba Anelka, Alexander Wright Lacazette and Pele Wiltord Pepe. Yet Bellerin Holding Niles Guendouzi Saka Willock Smith- Rowe Balogun Matinelli cost 15m all up. This new Ronaldo costs 5mill more than all these 9 players combined. Just loan him on a try before buy basis + pay 1m loan fee and pay the lad a 5k p/w plus perfomances contract. Easy to run this clubs finances.

  3. Reggie says:

    I would check his birth certificate, he looks older than Ronaldo now.

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