Lille defender having medical today at Arsenal ahead of potential move
Arsenal are allegedly close to signing Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes as he plans to have a medical with the club.
Duncan Castles tweeted yesterday that Gabriel was expected to have a medical with Arsenal today, with Lille having consented to sell the talented young defender to the Gunners for around €30m.
Duncan Castles adds that the Gunners hope to have beaten the likes of Everton, Manchester United and Napoli to the deal.
This could be great business by Arsenal, who have since quite a while ago needing fortifications in defence after a baffling season in 2019/20.
Mikel Arteta may have steadied the boat to some degree, and conveyed a morale boosting FA Cup final victory, however the team completed eighth in the Premier League table, making their lowest completion in 25 years.
Gabriel Magalhaes could be a significant extension as he seems as though he’d be a noteworthy overhaul on defenders like Sokratis Papastathopoulos, David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi.
Arsenal fans will trust this immensely encouraging deal can be made official at the earliest opportunity, however it would appear that it won’t be too long at this point.
Gabriel Magalhaes is set for a medical with Arsenal today.