The agent of Arsenal-bound star Gabriel Magalhaes has disclosed the Lille defender turned down extra profitable features elsewhere in order to transfer to the Emirates.
The Brazilian was at the Gunners’ schooling floor on Monday to bear a health-related with the club forward of a £22million move to north London.
Arsenal saw off levels of competition from Napoli, Manchester United and Everton for the defender’s signature and the function of Mikel Arteta are explained to have been influential in the Brazilian’s selection.
The choice was plainly not down entirely to funds as Gabriel’s agent has verified he could have gained significantly a lot more elsewhere but for Edu’s do the job in convincing the Brazilian about the ‘project’ at the club.
‘Arsenal was nowhere in the vicinity of the finest proposal [money wise],’ Guilherme Miranda told Freddie Paxton of the Guardian.
‘Gabriel selected them in excess of much more rewarding offers because Edu certain us of the challenge. It is 100% for the reason that of Edu Gaspar and Arteta.’
Arteta will be buoyed by Gabriel’s selection to sign up for the club and he comes along with fellow youngster William Saliba, who signed for the Gunners last summertime but stayed on personal loan at St Etienne.
Gunners will be hoping the duo can kind a new partnership in the heart of Arsenal’s defence to cure the defensive complications they’ve expert in modern yrs.
Gabriel will turn out to be Arsenal’s next signing of the summer time next Willian’s arrival on a free of charge transfer from Chelsea but Arteta hopes to make additional additions.
Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is a top concentrate on, when Arteta may perhaps make a decision on signing an additional midfielder if Dani Ceballos’ stay is not extended.
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