Report – Arsenal bids £13.6 million for exciting 17-year-old forward

Joelson Fernandes has emerged as an Arsenal summer transfer target in recent weeks and it seems that the Gunners are edging closer to completing a move for him.

According to Portuguese outlet, TVI 24, Arsenal have made their interest known to Sporting Lisbon after they tabled a bid of £13.6 million for his signature.

The Gunners are looking to take advantage of his contract situation at the Portuguese side to land him.

Sporting is in talks with the teenager about extending his current deal with them and the Portuguese side hopes to increase his current release clause as well.

However, there has been no breakthrough in talks yet and Football London claims that Kia Joorabchian, who is the player’s agent, is jetting to Portugal for the continuation of the contract talks.

It further claims that Sporting might be forced to accept Arsenal’s offer because they are no closer to agreeing on a new deal for the teenage star.

Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Joe Willock are good examples of Arsenal giving chances to youngsters in their team in recent seasons and they will be hoping that it may convince Fernandes to snub a new Sporting deal and move to the Emirates instead.

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15 Comments

  1. GunnerJack says:

    O.T. Main job tomorrow is to ensure that Watford get absolutely nothing from the game, thus ensuring their relegation. Would be very happy to see them join Stoke City 🙂

    1. Sue says:

      😁 I was hoping Stoke would’ve been relegated to league 1, but no such luck…they pulled it out of the bag in their last couple of games ☹

    2. Declan says:

      For GJ not you Sue.

    3. jon fox says:

      On Watord I previously always liked them simply because they are (almost) a London side, where I come from and I like all London teams aside from Spuds, Chelsea and racist supported Millwall. In fact all three are hardly racist free are they!
      But Watford have such a maverick chairman and treat their many managers like dirt, so they deserve to go down and I hope and believe they will.

      Sorry for all non racist fans whose teams go down of course but still three must go down, so there it is!

      If we fans are honest with ourselves as only a comparative few always are, don’t most of us have a number of teams we quite like and a number we can’t stand? I know I do to both! Fleetwood for instance, for no better reason than they play at Highbury. How sad is that, as a reason!
      A number of teams I also like haveeven slipped into the National league and even lower but I still follow their results. Hopeless and unrequited love – the story of my life!

  2. RSH says:

    get the feeling this has more to do with contract negotiations….

  3. RFrancis says:

    Now is certainly not the time to be betting scarce resources on a 17 year old prospect. I thought it was crystal clear to everyone which positions need to strengthened and here we are discussing a teenage prospect. I think someone must be taking the……you know what.

    1. jon fox says:

      Doe it rhyme with Miss, BY ANY CHANCE!

  4. Loose Cannon says:

    We have enough of prospects – Saka, Gaby, AMN, Nelson, Eddie , ESR, Willok, Tyreece and not to forget the prospect of Ozil staying and giving 19 assists like he did 5 seasons ago according to some of his fans (who seem to be living in 2015, wake up, we are in 2020!). Since all excuses for non performances have dried up (like not having quality forwards, no winter break, playing beside Iwobi, Emery was not an attack minded coach), they relive 2015.

  5. DiDi says:

    my only question: is this the creative engine we are looking for who can replace Ozil?

    If not, an agent driving our recruitment plan again?

  6. Sue says:

    OT.. Maureen: “I’m the champion of the last 5 matches”
    What I’d give for Palace to wipe that smirk off his face tomorrow!!

  7. mogunna says:

    we have great yougster we dont play, why bring another?

    Not sure why some take it at Watford; they will fight for their lives as hungry angry desperate beast.

    This type of comments are defenetly who boost if they read it.

    We have nothing to play for, that is worst than watford.

    wishing them to be relegated wjen we were close to slip on that relegation zone 2/3 of the season.

    I cant believe reading this, it make us look like total losers, in 10 spot hoping to see watford relegated instead to focus on hoping to win cup and not end up with no EL nor anything.

    i hope watford save themselves, it”s not a wish to have someone fell and embarrassing to do so in position we are.

    They beat us this season or draw?

    Best look at us and wake up!

  8. Adajim says:

    How does this kid solve our problems, what is Edu job, seems dude is sitting here doing nothing while he get his agent to supply every player available

  9. ozziegunner says:

    Why are Arsenal not ensuring the retention of Folarin Balogun? Take a look at his goal scoring record in U21’s and video of games he has played.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Once again you have to question the involvement of player agents influencing Arsenal’s transfer business; the exact complaint that Sven Mislantat made and the reason he departed the Emirates re dealing with Raul Sanheili and his reliance on Super agents.

  10. Val says:

    Ozils creativity, for me is not in question, he has created what 38 chances this season and has hardly played.
    the trouble with him is that he doesnt press like MA wants, his work rate off the ball is shocking and we are weak in the middle and in defense which is why we play 3 CB’s.
    in doing that we are restricting or creative play and thus sacrificing Ozil for the greater good.
    If we had a great DM we could play him

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