Arsenal target closing in on a move to Napoli this summer
Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes has purportedly agreed personal terms on a move to Napoli as a transfer edges nearer to completion.
The talented youngster has truly grabbed the attention with his form in Ligue 1 in this season, and it’s little astonishment to see him become the subject of so much theory this summer.
Gabriel Magalhaes has been firmly connected with Arsenal by many reports, however it would seem that he’s presently progressively prone to join Napoli rather.
The report asserts this could be uplifting news for Manchester City as it might free up Kalidou Koulibaly to leave Napoli for the Etihad Stadium this summer.
It’s an enormous blow for Arsenal, however, with the 22-year-old looking a perfect extension to Mikel Arteta’s battling squad.
Gabriel Magalhaes could have been a perfect long term signing to give an upgrade on ageing and unconvincing defenders like Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal will currently clearly need to search somewhere else for another centre-back if Mikel Arteta is to extend in the team’s ongoing FA Cup final achievement.
In spite of completing the season with silverware, Arsenal could just wind up in eighth spot in the Premier League table – their lowest completion in 25 years.