Monday, 16 July 2018

£16m star left out of pre-season squad, as Arsenal look to agree deal for 24-year-old

Given the fact that Arsenal have signed five players so far, a lot of people have assumed that their business is over.
But, it is possible that it is far from over. This is especially true due to the recent reports that we have been hearing about a move that the Gunners want to make for Andre Gomes, according to reports in Sport.
The report states that Barcelona initially wanted £18million for the 24-year-old, but are now ready to accept a bid worth £16m.
The midfielder is not happy at Barcelona and is looking for a move elsewhere and by the looks of it, both Arsenal and Juventus are targeting him. Gomes has not been able to establish himself at Camp Nou where he has simply not been able to gel with the squad.
If Arsenal are to sign him, one assumes that there will be someone leaving the club. With regards to this, Unai Emery was asked about the plans for the rest of the transfer window. The manager did not close the door on any signings as he said this.
on how many more players he would like to sign…
Normally, in my career the big clubs don’t close the [door] or the moment to sign a new player. Today, we are OK. Maybe we can bring in one if there’s a very good possibility for them to help us, but the club has done a great job of signing new players and I am happy.
on whether there’s a position he’s looking at strengthening…
We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us will we sign them. At the moment, I think the squad is complete. We will only sign another player if there is an opportunity to bring in that one player, or two players. We will only sign a player in the next month if he’s a big opportunity.
Fans will be watching the rest of window with keen interest and that may see the Gunners sign Gomes.
A lot of people will be worried that this transfer would result in the departure of Aaron Ramsey. The truth is that until the midfielder’s contract situation is resolved, we can only speculate. The talent of Gomes is not in question but it appears that his arrival will be dependent on external factors as well.

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