However big your club, transfer battles with Real madrid don’t usually end that well.
But Arsenal may have snatched a player from under the noses of the giants according to reports. The Metro, amongst others, suggests that Arsenal may finally be about to plug a hole in midfield with an absolute gem:
Arsenal set to beat Real Madrid to Lucas Silva transfer after having £11.9m bid accepted
Real Madrid are said to be haggling over a price lower than what Arsenal have reportedly submitted. And, if the Spanish side don’t sort out a deal soon then Silva’s club will obviously sell to the highest bidder.
The 21 year old Cruzeiro midfielder has already become an integral part of the Brazilian outfit having played 58 league games (3 goals) in his short career.
He’s known for super technique and great discipline for one so young. He keeps things simple and rarely cedes possession. Add his mobility to the list of virtues and he could be just the ticket for an Arsenal side which needs more defensive ability in its midfield.
Let’s take a look at the lad in action. Arsenal fans: would you be happy to pay for this lad or do you need a more established and older player to become the next midfield general at the club?