Arsenal to make concrete move for Gabriel Magalhaes’ signature

Idowu Oluwashola
By Idowu Oluwashola
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According to @AlexisBernard10, Arsenal are willing to make a concrete offer for Lille’s centre back Gabriel Magalhaes as they have been reported to be in constant communication with Gabriel Magalhaes’ entourage.

The 22-year-old Lille defender has been on the wish list of many top clubs in Europe, attracting the teams with his sporadic rise and consistent performances at the back line for his French club Lille OSC.

A lot of transfer speculation have been on the rise for Gabriel’s signature, where teams like Everton, Napoli, Chelsea and now Arsenal are considering making a bid for the Brazilian international defender.


His performances have been convincing so far this season, making good interceptions, tackling, winning aerial duals, making decisive runs to link an attack from the defense and observing high level of concentration during the duration of games.

Though still yet to make a senior International debut for Brazil but that doesn’t seem too far off, if he continues his impressive display.

Standing at 6ft 3in, his physical prowess wouldn’t be a worry for his adaptation in the English Premier league.

With Arsenal entering the race for his signature, Lille OSC might end up selling their best defender which might result in a bidding war for the Brazilian born defender’s signature.


At 22-yrs-old, Gabriel Magalhaes is regarded as one of the best young Centre back in Europe and considering his age, he fits perfectly into the category of a long term investment for Arsenal, who are desperately in need of a left footed centre back, as per Arteta’s recommendation.

With the uncertainty surrounding some Arsenal defender’s future, especially the 33-year-old David Luiz, after it was revealed that he only signed a year contract with option for an extension, the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes’ quality at the defense will surely add an high-class depth and future stability in Arsenal’s back line.

Lille are believed to be in a position where they will be forced to sell due to financial difficulties and they’ve set a price tag of €30m (£27m) for Gabriel Magalhaes.

A bidding war for Magalhaes’ seems highly inevitable. But can Arsenal come out on top?

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