Bid rejected: Arsenal struggle to agree fee for ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’

Arsenal have had a bid rejected for Sporting wonderkid Joelson Fernandes, who is dubbed the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’.

The Gunners are believed to be keen on striking a deal for the 17 year-old sensation, with the DailyExpress even claiming that they are open to triggering his release clause in order to sign him.

Fernandes made his senior debut for his club after the break from football, picking up four substitute appearances despite only turning 17 back in February.

His club are believed to have tried to tie him down to a new contract, but have so far failed to convince him to extend his stay in Portugal, and Arsenal appear to be at the head of the queue in the race for his signature.

Publication A Bola in Portugal claims that Arsenal have had an initial bid of €20 million rejected thus far, whilst adding that his release clause will need to be met in order to strike a deal, which sits at €45 million supposedly.

The publication adds that Arsenal are aware of Sporting’s struggling financial situation and that they are hoping to use that to get a deal over the line, having sent officials to Portugal.

Many players coming through the Sporting system have inherited the tag of being the next CR7, but with Joelson recently taking Cristiano’s record of being the youngest player to make a senior appearance for the club, as well as his blistering pace and raw talent, you can be forgiven for the tag on this occasion.

Would the arrival of another winger in Joelson, end our interest of Willian, or could both come in and potentially open the door for an exit?


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  1. Come on jeolosen we need you this club is a family and I’ll support you grow, club to consider norwich sensation, William, maxim, party T, doucaule , tail our young sensation forward has a future here.

  2. If reports are to be believed and Arsenal are willing to give Abu half a million quid every week,I would say football has gone insane. Ye s Abu is atop class player but worth maybe gbp250 grand a week.
    Arsenal shd not be held to ransom by anyone. They have to make a stand on a matter of principle.

    1. The news was an ex-Arsenal player saying his worth half a million, not that Arsenal are offering that. £250k is the widely reported figure.

      1. True that.. i saw the news. An ex player said arsenal should give Aubamenyang whatever he wants even if he wants 500k weekly. He said that because of how far Aubamenyang has brought us… i also think the reported 250k is what arsenal will give him and he will sign the deal…

  3. The news around this guy has always sounded like this all has to do with him getting a nice new contract for Sporting. I dont think he’s going anywhere.

  4. Arsenal is known for giving chances to youths so if he is really ready to take his game to another level let him push for the deal to go through. And we wellcome him with upper hand in Arsenal.

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