Arsenal To Complete Fifth Summer Signing On Monday – Reports

By on July 31, 2014

Some interesting reports coming out of Portugal tonight with respected journalists claiming that Porto attacker Juan Fernando Quintero is set to complete a £15.8m move to Arsenal on Monday.

Reports earlier this week claimed we had agreed a £15.8m fee for the Colombian international but I personally didn’t take much notice of it all as it seemed to be nothing more than speculation.

However, several reports are now doing the rounds suggesting the 21-year-old will travel to London in the next few days with a view to completing a move to the Emirates on Monday.

The rumours originate from Portugal with Diego Rueda one of several top journalists who are claiming a deal is in the pipeline and Quintero is believed to have trained with Porto for the last time today before flying to London to seal his move to Arsenal.

Obviously some British newspaper like the Daily Star and the Metro have now picked up on the news and the speculation is growing by the minute that we’re closing in on the attackers signature.

It’s difficult to know what to make of it all but I suppose the fact it’s Portuguese journalists making these claims should give some credibility to the reports, as who should know what’s going on at Portugal’s biggest club better than the Portuguese journalists?

Quintero enjoyed a superb season for Porto last year and caught the eye at the World Cup for Colombia, but his signing would be a little strange. A tricky play-maker is probably the last thing we need right now, so if this deal does come off, it would suggest that Arsene is about to sell someone.

The two main candidates would be Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla. Talk of a move for Podolski has died down recently, but unfortunately rumours have been rife suggesting that Santi is set for a move to Atletico Madrid.

I’d be hugely disappointed if the boss decided to sell Cazorla to make room for Quintero, as the 29-year-old is one of our most talented players and although he wasn’t at his best for parts of last year, I was really looking forward to seeing him alongside Ozil, Walcott, Ramsey and Sanchez this season.

So if Quintero’s arrival means Santi leaving, I’d rather we didn’t go ahead with the deal, but obviously I don’t make the decisions, so we’ll have to see how things develop over the coming days.

But from the reports in Portugal, it looks like Quintero is set to become our fifth major summer signing….


  1. Asaba

    July 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    winger’s improvement is very high.
    I love that,

  2. Andy

    July 31, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    He’s young and could be one for next season. Using this season to find his feet!

  3. Asaba

    July 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    wenger’s improvement is very high.
    I love that, pudoski can live while santi
    stay with Quintero I think that will look
    better for us santi is too good to go now
    let him stay for this season I’m greatfull
    to my manager Arsene wenger

  4. Kuyik

    July 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Two footed, small size, amazing technique, lovely set pieces, pace and vision. He seems like a younger Santi Carzola and he’s 21

  5. Hep Yo

    July 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    You have it reversed. Like Vermaelen (but for different reasons), Cazorla wants a move (back to Spain), and in both cases, AW will let them go if he can first sign a replacement.

  6. Hassan hass

    July 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    good mr wenger must sell santi carzola to athletico madrid and poldi to join coln send jeol campbell and yaya sanogo out on long like jenko to west ham I need defensive middle wenger guud luck

    • bc

      July 31, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      No no no

      Wenger must keep cazorla poldi and campbell. If any players born 1992 or before have to move on surely ryo coquelin miquel and martinez should be heading the queue followed by vermaelen monreal and arteta.

      • Dennis atsango

        August 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        i surport you fully how can you keep miquel and let carzola and campel go surely

  7. bc

    July 31, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Hate to piss on the fireworks, but his agent has just stated he has a £32m buy out clause and no talks have taken place.

    • victor

      July 31, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      we don’t need him…we need a def midfielder or a striker unless he keeps joel…the two week link postions last year and although sanchez was a great signings the others were just replacements that we needed anyway. go and buy the players we need Arsenal.

  8. ajide lukman

    July 31, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    wenger still good chap strike

  9. Gab

    July 31, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Pls wenger bring him to emirates, but building talents again is completely NO.

  10. Tolu oni

    July 31, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Santic and podolski must stay we need atlist two players each in a wing

  11. Agboola oluwashola

    July 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Don’t sell carzola and podoski, may sure u keep your stars and we need to win epl dis season, Don’t make a mistake dat man utd did about pogba. After quitero bring in khedira and let start the new season on a good note. Pls dnt sell cazorla and podk u can loan the juniors one. good work arsene wenger. UP GUNNERS.

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  13. happisoul

    August 1, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I am not a Gunner, but i have to admit that this dude is absolutely sensational and has a massive quality and Arsenal are a great club with one of the utmost beautiful style of play that excites every football fan, i’m sure he’ll develop even better and get a worldwide recognition under Wenger.
    My belief is that Quintero will become an Arsenal player in the coming weeks, it has been reported by Metro and other few sources.

  14. salis mohammad

    August 1, 2014 at 2:09 am

    wenger is working hard to build arsenal to be come new invisible

  15. salis mohammad

    August 1, 2014 at 2:21 am

    I welcome Juan Fernando Quintero to Emirates

  16. steve

    August 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

    we need many players so not to overwork others the way we did to Ozil and Ramsey. over using them is what causes fatigue.

  17. McPel

    August 1, 2014 at 8:29 am

    pls wengy!…we need an outstanding DMF n CF…plssss

  18. Douglas Otinya

    August 1, 2014 at 8:40 am

    As an arsenal fan I’ll be sad to see carzola leave the club, if the forward from porto is fantastic, bring him in to compete with our strikers.

  19. Ologun Emmanuel

    August 1, 2014 at 9:30 am

    wenger pls dnt sell cazorla bt u can release poldi and bring in fernado n any good DM

  20. Musa

    August 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Wenger keep carzola woo!!!.pls the squad is ok

  21. Mubarek

    August 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Wenger is realy good coach But no money no funy .I LOVE ARSE

  22. layefico

    August 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

    wenger u like u foolishly sell podi and cazorla u are d one dat cause ur downfall don’t sell BT buy and join those old and experience player.dat will sound great.Wenger u like u act foolish u will b d one crying. although u ve always b a fool so it will not surprise me if u continue as DAT,BT b wise.coach ni coach kon

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  24. mario mayuang jier

    August 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    i would love to inform my proff wenger to let lukas prodeski go and we remain with santi and juan quinetro in the cluba in oder for us complete on title race this season and i love sami to be in club also to make combination with ramsey in mdf ,thank u

  25. lawrence juma

    August 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    sellng cazola will be awaste your talents but poldi can leave for free

  26. kola

    August 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    lov u wenga,kip it up.be atalert neva mak mistak to sell santi &poldi,let sanogo out for loan and som oda junior plyrs,by al means creat chance for cambel,wenga dnt u see wat i can in cmbell? also bring DMF and strk.let cmbll replac snogo.


    August 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Prof make sure u sign better player in replacement of cazorlM

  28. perrygrovesworld

    August 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    You’re all wrong. Try watching the press conference earlier to date with the boss. He’s denied it all emphatically. No Quintero or Balotelli but Khedira is possible. Don’t believe everything you read on NewsNow and Twitter……

  29. Anthony

    August 1, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    let sanogo out on loan so as campel wil hv enough junces 2 play

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