Report – Arsenal keenly watching 20-year-old Brazilian

Arsenal remains interested in a move for Palmeiras star, Danilo.

The 20-year-old Brazilian has been doing well for his present side and looks set to become their next export to Europe.

Mikel Arteta’s side has made some good progress in recruiting talented young players recently.

But the journey towards rebuilding a club never ends, so we expect them to make more signings in the summer.

Most of the signings they have made under the Spaniard have been players in their early 20s and that makes Danilo the right fit.

The midfielder has so much room for development and it is not only Arsenal that sees that. reports that Italian clubs are also keen to add him to their squad.

However, the Gunners have been long-term admirers and have kept a close watch on his development.

Furthermore, it reveals that a fee of around 16m euros might be enough to get the Brazilian side to sell him.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Brazilian players have been lighting up the Premier League for some time now and that could be an indication that Danilo will not struggle in the competition.

He would also have a very good support system at Arsenal and in the EPL considering the number of players from his country.

If Arteta is convinced that he needs the midfielder, then 16m euros shouldn’t be too much for Arsenal to spend on him.

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  1. The kid is good but if we do get him it should be for development and will probably be another Sambi Lokonga type signing (i.e for the future and warming the bench for now until an injury or sale of a starter who’s replaced). I wouldn’t expect him to be our main midfield signing to partner Partey.

    So I’d get him provided we get a more established central midfielder to partner Partey (provided we sell Xhaka though).

    OT: We should go for Darwin Nunez, the 22 year old Uruguayan striker who plays for Benfica. He’s 1.87m tall and has the physique to cut it in the EPL. He’s scored 25 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions for Benfica this season (20 goals in 22 league appearances).

    This guy as been dubbed a hybrid of Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Edison Cavani.

    Though he’s primary a CF and scores most of his goals through the centre, he also posseses the technical ability to play on the LW if Arteta needs to switch up things tactically during a game. He is also very good with headers which gives us the opportunity to utilizse those crosses we like to whip in under ArtetaBall.

    Benfica bought him in September 2020 from Almeria for a then Portuguese record €24 million on a 5 year contract and as of the 2021/22 season he is on a reported weekly wage of £31,000.

    Apparently he was valued at £50 million in January and both Newcastle and West Ham tried to go for him. Newcastle are reported to be preparing an offer of £60 million for him in the summer and are rumoured to be willing to go as high as £67 million.

    It must be noted that he does come with a 20% sell on clause in his contract between Almeria and Benfica.

    I think he’s the next best thing (if not the best in my opinion) after Dusan Vlhahovic and we should go all out for him. Moneywise, we’ll probably be on par if not below Newcastle but hopefully we will have Champions League football and Arsenal is a more prestigious club than Newcastle. That’s our trump card.

    The only way we don’t get this guy if we want him is if the other European big dawgs step in i.e Barca, RM, ATM, Bayern, Dortmund, Inter, AC, Juve, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd and PSG.

    If we could offer £65 million for Vhlahovic in January we can definitely afford this lad. His current salary is so low we could triple it and still not break the bank.

    The salary issue leaves us room to renegotiate a new contract later in his career if he progresses well or sell him on on affordable wages if he flops. E.g If we sign him now on £100k per week on a 5 year contract and he does well, 3 years into his contract he’ll be 25 years old and then we can renew his contract at maybe £200k or £250k per week or whatever the going rate will be at that time. If we’re not happy with his progress it’s easier to move him on a £100k per week contract.

    I’ve done my scouting. Pass this on to Arteta, Edu and Vinai.

    1. From what I’ve seen of him, I would worry about his hold up play. He doesn’t have the best first touch in the world and his passing accuracy is pretty low (65%), which are musts for the way we play. My money would be on PSV’s Gakpo.

      1. I agree on the hold up play part. Haven’t seen much from him. Plus the passing accuracy stat is quite interesting considering our ArtetaBall playing style 🤔

    2. I saw him first,since last year…he’s gonna be a very very good player,watch this space …tell Arteta to sign Darwin Nunez please 🙏🙏

    3. Gunnersince2004 👌 Arteta and edu should act fast..Darwin I s a more rounded player than vlahovic imo and is easily the best striker option out there..let’s forget about all this big names (mbappe, haaland) and be realistic

  2. This Brazilian seems to be a good proposition but I doubt he will hit the PL running. He will require time like ASL and so we must also sign a more experienced midfielder preferably from the PL. How about James Ward from southampton, the guy is really good in all aspects of the midfield game, offence and defence, can create and score, good at dead ball situations and has PL experience. Also, Kalvin Phillips from Leeds is another fantastic player. Good players will only come if we make it to Europe.

  3. Rather go all out and sign Declan Rice and a good striker like Nunez then just promote players from Academy (Patino/Hutchinson/Swenson/Azeez/Jordi Osei Tutu) to beef up the squad that’s all.

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