With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal are linked with a Brazilian playmaker.
Arsenal have entered the race to sign highly-rated Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims that the Gunners have registered their interest in the midfielder, known simply as ‘Ganso’, and his club Santos are now waiting for the Londoners to make their interest official with an offer.
Boss Arsene Wenger is keen on signing an attacking midfielder this summer as he looks to improve his options ahead of next season, and it’s believed that Ganso is high on the Frenchman’s priority list.
The Londoners have been linked with several names this summer, including Chelsea-bound Oscar, but it seems Wenger has switched his attentions to the 22-year-old ace.
The Brazilian is regarded as one of the most highly-rated midfielders in South America after some impressive displays for Santos, where he has scored 10 goals in 59 appearances so far in his senior career.
This form has earned him 8 international caps and he’s also been linked with the likes of AC Milan and Chelsea in the past, while north London rivals Tottenham are also believed to be keeping tabs on the player in case they miss out on number one target João Moutinho.
I think Wenger will seriously look to bring in an attacking midfielder this summer and he could do a lot worse than taking a punt on Ganso.
Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey were often deployed in the ‘hole’ behind RVP last season, and while Rosicky was excellent for large parts, at 31 and having a poor injury record, we really need more depth in this area.
The major issue in signing Ganso will most likely be price. These young Brazilian starlets don’t often go on the cheap, and with several other clubs reported to be interested, i’m not convinced Arsene will pay what it will take to sign him.
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