Arsenal submit an offer for Sporting Lisbon winger
The Gunners have apparently made a £13.6m bid for Sporting Lisbon winger Joelson Fernandes.
The youngster has broken into the first team at Sporting Lisbon this season, he became the youngest player in the club’s history on his debut.
Various top European clubs, including Juventus and Barcelona, are comprehended to follow the attacker, however report in Portugal claims that Arsenal have made the first move to sign the 17-year-old this summer.
Joelson Fernandes’ present contract is comprehended to incorporate a £41m release clause, and Sporting Lisbon are hoping to secure him to new terms which would see that fee rise much more.
However, the 17-year-old is supposedly declining to consent to another contact and Arsenal are confident that he might be accessible at a cut-price fee subsequently.
Joelson Fernandes’ agent Kia Joorabchian, who has worked intimately with Arsenal technical director Edu before, will apparently go to Sporting Lisbon one week from now to step up contract talks.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal will sign Joelson Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon this present summer’s transfer window.