A lot of the focus of Arsenal’s transfer activity this summer has been related to the defense and midfield.
The lack of players/quality in the departments is the reason for this. This is surprising given the fact that the team does not have any true wingers. Reiss Nelson can play there, but he is one for the future.
But, despite this, it appears that a certain Portuguese player could be arriving very soon. That player would be Gelson Martins. The Portuguese winger belonging to Sporting CP is on his way to London due to a crazy series of events.
Gelson Martins along with William Carvalho and Bruno Fernandes have already made a decision to leave their club after the training ground attack by fans. A number of players from the club were attacked by their own fans, a month ago. This has led to many of them looking to move elsewhere.
A few days back, A Bola have reported that Arsenal put in a bid for Martins which was rejected. When the club rejected the bids that Arsenal made for Gelson Martins, the player made up his mind. He along with William Carvalho and Bruno Fernandes have sent their letters of termination, according to reports in Record.
The player was keen on finding an amicable solution but the club was not in favor of doing that. This will give the Gunners a greater negotiating power in snapping up Martins, who has a buyout clause of €60m(£52.8m)
The promising winger had a great season where he hit double digits in both goals and assists.His performances have caught the eye of many clubs. The fight to secure his signature will surely intensify now that he can be got for free.
Despite that, Arsenal have the edge in signing Gelson Martins. Where he will fit in the team is a bit of a mystery. But, it nonetheless will be an exciting signing when it’s made.
When the transfer is made official, he will become the second signing of the summer. Gelson Martins is currently with the Portuguese squad preparing for the World Cup. And Sporting CP are not going away without a fight.
It is predicted that they will be taking legal action against the players. This could make the transfer a little more complicated. While a deal can definitely be struck, it may be possible only after the World Cup is over.
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