Man City beat Arsenal in battle to sign exciting young Brazilian

Arsenal has missed out on the signature of Metinho, who is destined for Manchester City, according to reports.

The Gunners had been one of the teams who wanted to sign the young Brazilian who has been likened to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba.

After enjoying success with the signing of Gabriel Martinelli, the Gunners are prepared to make more moves in Brazil.

Metinho has been developing his game at Fluminense, where he has been attracting the attention of top European teams.

Although he would not easily break into the first team at Arsenal or City, Globo Esporte says the Premier League champions-elect has won the race for his signature. 

The Citizens will pay £11 million for his signature and send him to French side Troyes on loan, where he would get regular game time in the French Ligue 2.

They recently added Troyes to their portfolio of teams and they expect Metinho to develop well there.

Arsenal will have to turn their attention to their other summer targets now and they will be hoping to unearth another top Brazilian talent.

For now, their focus is on achieving a good end to this campaign as they compete in the semi-final of the Europa League against Villarreal next week.

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4 Comments

  1. McLovin says:

    Not once did I see us linked with him until he moved to City..

  2. Femyk says:

    Every talent in Brazil is automatically linked to Arsenal. When we don’t sign them, it is reported that we missed out. SMH.

  3. Alphonso says:

    He hasn’t been linked to Arsenal any more than a dozen other clubs – the usual BS.
    It seems pretty authoritative that City have signed both Metinho and Kayke both 17 year old starlets from Brazzo club Fluminense.
    The double deal would possibly come to about £11m upfront of which at least £8m is for Kayke who also has some pretty significant add-ons attached. This clip helps to explain why!

  4. Joe. S says:

    Edu boasted big after sealing the deal with Martinellii claiming it was a gift from him to to Arsenal. Since then he has given us William and not much else. I don’t see Edu offering Arsenal anything in terms of creative input. Talking the talk with his flowery Portuguese which when translated into English reads BS.

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