Report – Arsenal will finally finish drawn-out transfer today

Gabriel Magalhaes is set to complete his long-awaited move to Arsenal today after the Gunners beat competition from Napoli and Manchester United to sign him.

Gabriel is one of the most sought-after defenders in Europe this season after his starring role in Lille’s recent success.

He helped them reach the group stages of the Champions League last season and they will also play in Europe, albeit the Europa League in the coming campaign.

His fine showing in Europe and the French top-flight drew the attention of Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his defence this summer so that he can build on winning the FA Cup in the just-concluded campaign.

Journalist, Duncan Castles tweeted yesterday that the Brazilian will have his medical with Arsenal today, a process that signifies that the player and his club has accepted Arsenal’s offers.

He Tweeted: “Understand Lille have agreed to sell Gabriel Magalhães to Arsenal for a fee of €30 million. 

Brazilian centre back due to taking medical tomorrow before completing a transfer to the Premier League club.

Gabriel was also targeted by Everton, Manchester United and Napoli. #AFC #BRA”

He will become an important part of the Gunners team that will look to finish the coming campaign in a Champions League place and also retain the FA Cup that they beat Chelsea to win.

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12 Comments

  1. ken1945 says:

    While hoping this report is correct, there are also conflicting reports that are saying the corona virus restrictions may delay the signing further…if it is to be signed at all.

    Let’s hope the former is the correct analysis of the situation – this saga seems to have dragging on forever – though not as long as the Partey one.

    1. RSH says:

      United and PSG are also being dragged into it late. This guy needs to make up his mind. Starting to get boring.

      1. Skills1000 says:

        Yes RSH. I am really worried. He needs to make up his mind. United may offer more wages and get his head turned. Also, the club needs to push hard for Thomas Partey signing. In my opinion, that is the most important signing we need to make us challenge for the premier league.

        1. RSH says:

          I think we will be fine. We’ve been in discussions longer and are closer than United and PSG. He just needs to hurry up lol. but at this point it is what it is.

  2. Skills1000 says:

    We need to close this signing ASAP. Also, Thomas Partey signing is very important.

  3. Declan says:

    Late news that Man U hijacking the deal and he’s considering joining them instead.

  4. S.J says:

    I will be gutted to see him slip off our hands but we have good cover in defense with Saliba, Mari, Luiz & Holding already. Although Gabriel adding will be excellent.

    The player we need the most is Partey, shore up the midfield and the defense will improve.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Exactly right S. J, Thomas Partey is essential to Arsenal moving forward, as is Ceballos or a replacement from any of the names under consideration.
      The Gabriel transfer appears to be affected by agents wanting a bigger pay day. Arsenal could look at bringing back Mavropanos from loan in Germany as well.

  5. Olaitan says:

    I would have lost hope long before now if we had been dealing with Lyon president as this while.

  6. olaitan says:

    I just hope we take a dig at Utd if we eventually sign him

    1. ozziegunner says:

      olaitan, do you honestly believe that Man U cares a “rat’s arse” what we think?

  7. Marty says:

    This is turning into one of those “Higuain” type sagas, getting boring reading all the will he or wont he stories. I won’t believe he’s signed until it’s announced officially on our website.

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