David Ornstein claims Arsenal have been scouting Ligue 1 target for some time

Arsenal really likes Gabriel Magalhaes and they have been scouting him for some time now, reckons David Ornstein of The Athletic.

The Brazilian has emerged as one of the best young defenders around Europe over the past two seasons after he helped Lille play in the last Champions League group stages.

He has attracted the attention of several top European teams and he will be allowed to leave the French side this season.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United are the English teams who are interested in signing him this summer after his fine season with Lille.

The Gunners have plans to pair him with William Saliba, who they signed last summer.

Reports claim that the Gunners have moved ahead of his other suitors in the race to sign him last week and that he has chosen to join the London side because he was impressed by the conversations he had with them.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ornstein revealed that signing him is a deal that the Gunners will be keen to make happen because they have been monitoring him for some time now.

He said: “Arsenal’s interest is credible. They do like him a lot. He’s been high up on their scouting reports for a long time now & it would be a deal potentially that Mikel Arteta would like to do to bolster Arsenal’s defence.”

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18 Comments

  1. ACE says:

    “Arsenal like the player and have
    been scouting him for quite some
    time. MA sees the Brazilian as a
    future CB partner to Saliba.”

    Translation…welcome to Man U or
    Napoli Gabriel Magalhaes.

    The EPL season is a month away
    and AFC is till in the “liking player”
    phase of the transfer window.

    LMAO

    1. Val says:

      lmao you’re so right XD
      I hope you’re wrong though 🙂

  2. Rory johnson says:

    Sky sports reporting the willian deal will be done by Saturday.

    1. Kstix says:

      First it was Wednesday, now Saturday. What a club Arsenal is.

      1. Dan kit says:

        It was the twitter crowd that said Wednesday , they guess and pretend they inside info ,which ofc they don’t .
        The report today is by sky sports .

  3. Declan says:

    He’s off to Napoli by all accounts sadly.

  4. Sue says:

    Saw this on Twitter:
    The reliable
    @MohamedTERParis
    claims that Rennes’ sporting director is set to meet with David Luiz’s representatives regarding a move away from Arsenal in the coming days. #AFC

    No way, right??!!

    1. Kstix says:

      I doubt there’s a fat chance of that happening Sue

      1. Sue says:

        I can’t see it happening either, Kstix..
        Was the last thing I was expecting to see though!!

  5. Sirjoe says:

    I have watched video clips of this Gabriel guy but am yet to be impressed. Maybe I don’t know how to spot a good defender.

    1. RFrancis says:

      I have the same concerns too Sirjoe. He seems to be awkward and stiff and turns like a jumbo jet. Besides, he does not have the passing range of David Luiz. At 30M price point, I think we are better off keeping Mustafi.

  6. jamdownyouth says:

    According to DM, ” Kalidou Koulibaly’s Napoli future thrown into doubt after Italian club ‘agree personal terms’ with Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes ahead of £22m move”

    1. Sue says:

      City want Koulibaly

      1. Dan kit says:

        That’s the worry ,Man City want Koulibaly ,which will give them the transfer funds to get the deal done with Lillie

        1. Sue says:

          Yep and City aren’t hanging about when it comes to transfers, unlike us!!

          1. RSH says:

            yeah, it’s obvious Arsenal has not changed their ways. It’s starting to seem more and more likely we will not get our targets and will be left disappointed.

          2. Sue says:

            Watching Upamecano earlier and how long had we been watching him for??! Years! ☹

  7. goonermay68 says:

    Priority HAS TO BE A BALL WINNING HOLDING MIDFIELDER .A VIERA STYLE PLAYER IS NEEDED AS WE DONOT HAVE ANYONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY TACKLE!

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